All posts by The Burkean

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

What is Our Socialism? The Economic Syncretism of the Provisional Movement 1970

The following is a 1970 statement issued by the Caretaker Executive of Sinn Féin, clarifying the ideological nuances and reasoning behind the republican movement’s recent schism as well as outlining the Provisional’s syncretic brand of national liberation and socialism and...

/ 13/12/2021

Faith and Fatherland: An Interview with Gerry McGeough

The Burkean sat down recently with veteran republican activist Gerry McGeough. McGeough has been a long-time stalwart of nationalism, republicanism, and an advocate for the Faith and tradition. Gerry has written a number of books and was previously the editor...

/ 25/11/2021
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Pearse’s Appeal To Irish America For Funding

From The Gaelic American, March 7, 1914. For the first time I appeal to the Irish-American public in the interests of the momentous work for Irish education that has been undertaken at St. Enda’s College. St. Enda’s was founded by me...

/ 21/11/2021

Ideas of Good and Evil: Ireland and the Arts

Equal parts poet and mystic, W.B. Yeats left a lasting mark on Irish politics, culture and identity. Below is an excerpt from his work Ideas of Good and Evil, originally published in the United Irishman in 1903. The arts have failed;...

/ 14/11/2021

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021): Technics Over Essence

This article was originally published by the blog “Excuse The Blood” and is syndicated with permission of the author. The announcement of a new adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel Dune has been the subject of much anticipation for at least a couple of...

/ 25/10/2021

Self Reliance — Thomas Davis

The following is a poem penned by Irish nationalist Thomas Davis, diligently brought back to life through the devoted team at An Cartlann. I. Though savage force and subtle schemes, And alien rule, through ages lasting, Have swept your land...

/ 24/10/2021

Burkean Summer School 2021

On Sunday, the 26th of September, friends and writers of The Burkean gathered for our inaugural albeit belated Summer School. The aim the event was to facilitate networking between groups and individuals on the Irish dissident right and in particular...

/ 27/09/2021

An Irish Republican Responds to Spengler-Aodh de Blácam

A prolific yet sadly neglected theorist of the national revolution, Aodh de Blácam was an English born convert to Irish nationalism. Involved in a variety of political and journalistic endeavours, de Blácam issued this reply to Oswald Spengler, arguing per...

/ 01/09/2021

Organising For a Christian Society-Frank Duff (1958)

The following are extracts from a 1958 oration by Legion of Mary founder Frank Duff. Celebrating their centenary this September, the Legion is a lay organisation known for its mix of missionary work and Marian devotion. Briefly acting as private...

/ 15/08/2021