Tag: Historical

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

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

“Our Misery and Despair”-Denis Kearney’s Plea for Nativism 1878

A Cork born Californian trade unionist, Denis Kearney's historical existence posits some degree of awkwardness for those using the Irish Famine as a legitimising device for contemporary mass immigration. Fleeing poverty at home Kearney made a name for himself for...

/ 26/07/2021

A Plea for Irish Legislative Independence-Henry Grattan

Speech Given to Irish Parliament, April 19, 1780. Dutifully uploaded by An Cartlann Sir, I have entreated an attendance on this day that you might, in the most public manner, deny the claim of the British Parliament to make law...

/ 27/06/2021

A Plea for an Irish Distributist State-1932

Far from the present radlib milieu the Irish Labour party in the early years of the state was arguably the greatest proponent of Catholic economic teaching.The following is the complete parliamentary speech given by William Norton TD in 1932 upon...

/ 09/05/2021

When Wilhelm Reich Inspired Solar Cults in Roscommon

"Deformity in Conformity, I Found This, I Found This" “Sorel […] reproached Maurras for being too democratic, a reproach which, at first glance, can appear paradoxical. In reality, what Sorel wanted to say is that Maurras, positivist and intellectualist, had...

/ 02/05/2021

The Glorious Day Of Clontarf

The following is an extract from A. M. Sullivan's Story of Ireland (1883) recounting the Irish victory at Clontarf on this day in 1014. The High King of Ireland Brian Boru soon became fully aware of the scheme at which...

/ 23/04/2021

James “Lugs” Branigan: Lessons from An Era of Paternal Policing

At his retirement dinner in 1973, Chief Superintendent of the Gardaí Patrick Malone — a man not known for exaggerated statements — described Branigan as “one of those people who become a legend in their own time”. Born in 1910...

/ 08/04/2021