Cúchulainn – Hero Of Ancient Ireland

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
Cúchulainn is known as the Hound of Ulster. He is regarded as the greatest of the ancient heroes of Ireland. He broke women’s hearts and he broke his enemies heads. He roamed the land and, in a Perseus kinda way, got into many adventures and scrapes. He travelled to Scotland…

Dál Riata – Irish Kingdom That Helped Create Scotland

Ireland and Scotland have a long and shared history. They have similar bloodlines due to the presence of the Irish kingdom of Dál Riata on the west coast of modern day Scotland. They share a language with different dialects of Gaelic existing in both nations today. The surnames and first names to be found in […]

John Spillane – Passage West

John Spillane is a renowned singer-songwriter from the beautiful city of Cork in Ireland. He is a popular constant on both TV and radio on the Emerald Isle. Here is one of his better known ballads. The lyrics in this track are poetry and when set to the haunting melody serve to take the listener […]

#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 […]

The First Dungannon Convention — seamus dubhghaill

The first Dungannon Convention of the Ulster Volunteers on February 15, 1782 calls for an independent Irish parliament. This is the parliament that Henry Grattan also campaigns for and later becomes known as “Grattan’s parliament.” The Irish Volunteers are a part-time military force whose original purpose is to guard against invasion and to preserve law […] […]

Republic Of Telly – Irish Mammies (Irish Satire)

The Irish among you will understand the Cult of the Irish Mother. It is a religious belief system that extends across the globe wherever mothers are found, but has its idiosyncrasies in each culture. In Ireland, regardless of whether you are from Ulster, Munster, Leinster or Connaught, you will be familiar with the ways of […]

Cúig – New Landscapes – Irish Traditional Band

  In the next video, Rebel Voice is pleased to present you with some music from an Ulster-Irish band called Cúig. This is traditional music at its best from a group of young performers of great skill. This band of Irish brothers will be one to watch for the future. By the way, Cúig means […]

SOAK- B a noBody – Irish singer/songwriter

Here’s a folksy ballad from the Derry nightingale. Rebel Voice doubts that SOAK would appreciate being referred to in that way. She may identify better with a raven, falcon or chicken-hawk. We’ll let SOAK decide which of our feathered friends she most resembles. In the meantime, think baby ostrich or rhea or even kiwi. If […]