Tag: History

A Marginal Understanding : Why Left Republican Analysis of the Irish Right Flops

When reading about the emergence of the ‘far-right’ in Irish political journalism and opinion pieces, one is left feeling like they’re in the film Groundhog Day.  Generally, a quick once over a few Wikipedia pages serves as the research basis...

/ 20/07/2022

What to do with Seán Russell?

Leo Varadkar is correct. We do need conversations about the statue of Seán Russell, the vandalism of the Booterstown plaque to Kevin O'Higgins, the vandals' Glasnevin victory, the Nenagh and Drumcondra monuments to rapist Martin Hogan, the statues in Crossmaglen,...

/ 20/03/2022

Globo-Homo Dublin: An A-Z Guide

"The bus for town left days ago...Damn them that brought me here" —The For Carnation, A Tribute To Introduction Preliminary note: for those unacquainted with the Fair City, please watch this video as a primer. An aeon ago, as a...

/ 15/03/2022

Fenians in the Transvaal: The Forgotten Irish of the Boer War

They were both people to whom the spirit of nationality had found strong manifestation, who had stood out even to the death against attempts to break their national independence. .. . They had both been through the fire of war...

/ 18/01/2022
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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

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

James Fintan Lalor: Irish Proto-Populist?

“…We find principles of action and of society which have within them not only the best plan of campaign suited for the needs of a country seeking its freedom through insurrection against a dominant nation, but also held the seeds...

/ 08/10/2021

Is Irish Nationalism Lacking an Aesthetic?

 “We know of an ancient radiation  That haunts dismembered constellations” The re-emergence of the Right in the late 2010s will be viewed as one of most significant developments in Irish politics by future historians. Although afflicted by a myriad of...

/ 07/10/2021

Foundation Texts of Irish Nationalism: A Reading List

Below is a list of books for the purpose of acquainting and educating its audience on the subject of Irish Nationalism. The books form a canon which is mostly, but not entirely, political in nature. The works were chosen to...

/ 17/09/2021

St Patrick’s Confessio

The following is a 2004 translation of our national saint’s autobiographical Confessions by Pádraig McCarthy — Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir! My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all...

/ 17/03/2021