The Foggy Dew – Daoirí Farrell (Irish Rebel Song)

“As back through the glen I rode again And my heart with me fell sore For I parted then with valiant men Whom I never shall see ‘more But to and fro in my dreams I go And I kneel and pray for you For slavery fled a glorious dead When you fell in the […]

Tribute To Ireland’s Hunger Strike Martyrs

As will be seen from the following presentation, the tactic of hunger strike has been employed by Irish Republicans since the beginning of the 20th century. Irish martyrs first died on hunger strike in their fight against the British Occupation of Ireland just after the Easter Rising of 1916. Thomas Ashe perished in this way […]

#OTD in 1981 – Day 8 | Bobby Sands recorded his diary for the first seventeen days of his hunger strike in which he detailed his thoughts and feelings on the momentous task that lay ahead of him. — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Bobby Sands was one of the greatest of Irishmen. He was a Republican, Socialist, poet, songwriter, Gaelic speaker, warrior and, sadly, martyr. He died on 5th May, 1981 aged 27. His birthday is on the 9th March. He is a hero for Rebel Voice. In a few hours time I shall be twenty-seven grand years […]

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Radio Interview (1998)

Ireland has produced many notable political leaders over the years. Ruairí Ó Brádaigh was one of them. Born in Longford in 1932, Ó Brádaigh was from a strong Republican family, his father Matt having been an IRA volunteer who was wounded in action. Ruairí held the position of Chief of Staff of the IRA from […]

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 […]

The Auld Triangle – Luke Kelly And The Dubliners

This song, written by Dicky Shannon for the playwright and revolutionary, Brendan Behan, reflects on the experiences of a prisoner who yearns for freedom. It was first performed in 1954 for the opening of Behan’s play, The Quare Fellow. It has been covered by many artists over the years and is heavily referenced in Stephen […]