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The Easter Proclamation



Poblacht Na H-Eireann
The Provisional Governmen
of the
Irish Republic
To the People of Ireland

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN: In the name of God and of the dead generations from which she receives her old tradition of nationhood, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and strikes for her freedom. 463 more words

Irish History

A Passion poem

(National Poetry Month, Day 17)

During Holy Week each year, I like to read “I See His Blood Upon the Rose,” a poem by Irish nationalist poet Joseph Mary Plunkett. 735 more words

They insist I think of War


They insist I think of war, and yet I always think of you, mother, though I recall not a single word we ever spoke of war, that flesh could tear and blood swamp the sand; that one is just, or not, to footslog into battle and shoot and kill and even die upon demand. 600 more words

James Connolly on Free Press

“The argument about the freedom of the press – a strange argument from such a source – is too absurd to need serious consideration. Truly, all means of printing will be the common property of all, and if any opposition party, any new philosophy, doctrine, science, or even hair-brained scheme has enough followers to pay society for the labour of printing its publications, society will have no more right nor desire to refuse the service than a government of the present day has to refuse the use of its libraries to the political enemies who desire to use those sources of knowledge to its undoing. 93 more words


The Wearing of the Green: The Early 20th Century Movement for Irish Independence

I am joined in this episode by Jenny Picard, originally broadcast on Sunday, March 16, 2014. In honor of upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, we discuss certain events and individuals associated with the early 20th century movement for Irish independence. 154 more words

British Colonialism