Planxty – Raggle Taggle Gypsy/ Tabhair Dom Do Laimh

The Raggle Taggle Gypsy is a folk standard across Ireland and tells of a woman who leaves her husband to run away with a gypsy. It is followed up by another popular melody, this time it’s a traditional music number, Tabhair dom do laimh, which means give me your hand. If you enjoyed this, please […]

Epic – Patrick Kavanagh Poem

Patrick Kavanagh was born in County Monaghan in 1904 and died in 1967. He was a colourful and combative character who wrote of the life of the rural people of Ireland. He had an ongoing dispute with the Irish poet and playwright, Brendan Behan. Kavanagh‘s most famous poem is Raglan Road which is now best […]

All-Ireland Football Final 2017 Highlights – Mayo v’s Dublin

Although not as ancient a sport as hurling, nor as graceful, Gaelic football is the most popular team sport played in Ireland today. It was designed to be a tough, fast-flowing game of great skill and fair play. Sadly, as the psychology of Free Stateism has reared its ugly head in the GAA, so to have the […]

GAA Hurling Highlights – All-Ireland Final 2017 – Galway v’s Waterford

The Gaelic sport of Hurling is the greatest team sport on this planet or any other. Rebel Voice states this as an impartial, Gaelic, GAA-loving, hurling-admiring commentator. No other sport combines the physicality, grace, skill and sheer courageous determination that hurling encompasses. It is an art-form showcased on the field of play. Should anyone be […]

Irish Men In Deadly Struggle To Capture Wiley Mouse

In this homemade installment, the same family that fought a vicious battle with a bat in the kitchen, return to take on a man-eating mouse. It’s easy to think of the mouse in this clip lying behind the sofa laughing uproariously at the efforts of Derry to catch him, as he listens to the squealing […]

Irish Family In Life Or Death Battle With Killer Bat, Kinda

In this home-shot comedy, an Irish family is faced with the horror of dealing with… a bat. Not a vampire bat or a large fruit-eating bat or a cricket bat, but an ordinary little harmless cuddly bat. The results are amusing to say the least. The dog gets afraid and pisses over the kitchen floor […]

Introduction To United Irishmen Rebellion Of 1798

The Rising of 1798 was a heady rebellion in Ireland that created a framework for Irish Republicanism and the wars that followed. Founded by protestants in Belfast, the Republican United Irishmen sought to remove sectarianism from Irish society. They elicited help from Napoleon who sent ships and troops but they arrived on the west coast […]

International Song Of Revolution, Bella Ciao

Here is a nice version of the famous Italian song of resistance to oppression, Bella Ciao. It is accompanied by images from Palestine, and nowhere is such a song more appropriate than in that land of revolutionaries and freedom fighters struggling to defeat Israeli fascism. If you enjoyed this, please share it

British Spy Agencies And Their Oxbridge Origins

Readers of Rebel Voice in Ireland will be familiar with the activities of the British Spy Agencies of MI5 and MI6. Both organisations have a shady and fairly nasty history on the Emerald Isle which continues up to this very day. MI5 has a modern HQ at Palace Barracks in Holywood, just outside Belfast, an […]

Big Wave Surfing In Ireland – Mullaghmore

Ireland is not a place usually associated with surfing, but the Emerald Isle has become something of a Mecca for those who like to ride the waves. The town of Bundoran on the west coast hosts many international surfers who can be seen hanging out in local pubs waiting patiently for the right conditions. Visitors […]

Tír Na Óg – Irish Mythology

Ronnie Drew had one of the most recognizable voices in Ireland. Whether speaking or singing, his Dublin drawl delighted audiences across the world and none more so than those at home in Ireland. In this audio, Ronnie narrates the tale of Tír na nÓg, the Land of Youth. This wondrous place was said to be […]

Irish Senator Returns From Palestine With Harsh Condemnation For Israel

Frances Black is a woman of great integrity. She has been an outspoken critic of Israel and its continuing barbaric treatment of the people of Palestine. Frances recently visited Palestine as the attacks on the protesters in Gaza were taking place. When she returned, she had much to say during a Senate session in Leinster […]