All posts by The Burkean

Rally for Life Returns to Dublin in Force

Ireland’s pro-life contingent rallied yesterday on Dublin’s streets energised by the American Roe vs Wade ruling. Organised by the Life Institute it is the first time since 2019 that the rally has occurred in person owing to lockdown restrictions. Beginning...

/ 03/07/2022

A Final Word to Patriotic Students: Christian Brothers Irish History Reader (1905)

The following are the concluding remarks in the 1905 edition of the Christian Brothers History Reader intended to imbue students with a sense of patriotism. Dear young friends, you are the offspring of an ancient race. Far, far back, in...

/ 26/06/2022

TUSLA Fostering Services Advertised Alongside ‘Glory Hole’ Sex Club

The Burkean can report that an advertisement for the state child services agency TUSLA was published in a magazine containing graphic promotional material for a sex club. Printed on page 113 of Issue 372 of GCN (Gay Community News) magazine,...

/ 11/06/2022

A Word About Irish Athletics (1884)

The following is taken from an 1884 article by GAA founder Michael Cusack No movement having for its object the social and political advancement of a nation from the tyranny of imported and enforced customs and manners can be regarded...

/ 05/06/2022

For Land and Life! – John Mitchel

From The United Irishman, 19 February, 1848 syndicated courtesy of An Cartlann. Land in Ireland is Life. Just in the proportion that our people contrive to keep or to gain some foot-hold on the soil, in that proportion exactly they will live and...

/ 30/04/2022

Icarus Redacted: Trinity Tries to Hide Print Edition After Burkean Prank

Burkean writers have been attentively scanning TCD’s skyscape for the surreptitious sight of smoke emerging from the Student Union offices this week as the Icarus editorial team tried to cover their tracks after last week’s poetry prank. Sufficient to say...

/ 31/03/2022

Icarus: Woke TCD Poetry Journal Publishes Fake Poems Written by The Burkean

Icarus magazine currently holds the reputation of being Trinity College’s — if not Ireland’s — premier poetry journal. In yesteryear, it has been edited by such litterateurs as David Norris, Derek Mahon and Brendan Kennelly, and with contributions from Seamus...

/ 23/03/2022

A Message to the Irish Diaspora 1920

The following are extracts from Éamon de Valera's wartime St. Patrick’s Day message 1920 beseeching the Irish Diaspora at a time of war. Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh go léir Sons and daughters of the Gael, wherever you be today,...

/ 17/03/2022

“Each fights for the Fatherland” : Pádraig Pearse

The following is a 1915 article by Pádraig Pearse reflecting on the significance of the outbreak of hostilities on the Continent, syndicated in light of today's events. When we are old (those of us who live to be old) we...

/ 24/02/2022

The Gaelic State in the Past & Future-Darrell Figgis

Extracts from a 1917 text by Sinn Féin activist and subsequent Treatyite TD Darrell Figgis on the genesis and function of the pre-conquest Gaelic state. A Nation is crowned when it exists in the world not only by virtue of...

/ 02/01/2022