Old Film Footage Of Ireland 1934

This short piece on old Ireland is interesting in a number of ways. It does give us an insight into some life back in the day. The scenery is stunning, of course, although the narration is simplistic. But remember it was aimed at audiences that knew nothing of real Ireland. Look out for Dick, who […]

Poem On Tom Barry, by Bobby Sands

Tom Barry was an acclaimed commander of the 3rd, West Cork Flying Column of the IRA, responsible for the famed Kilmichael Ambush which killed 18 British Auxillaries during the Black and Tan War. He was a solid tactician who fought on the Republican side during the ill-fated Civil War. He later supported the existence of […]

The Wolfe Tones – Galtee Mountain Boy

This beautiful ballad has been covered by many troubadours. It tells the tale of IRA men who refused to bend the knee to the British Crown and fought on for Irish freedom. They were hunted by the British backed Free State forces and either imprisoned or executed. Kathleen n√≠ Houlihan must surely shudder when her […]

Comrade To A Fickle Deity

¬†Comrade to a Fickle Deity Mottled jowls adorn his life, softened hands and harried wife staring at her feet. A booming voice resonant with greed, bigotry and obstinate idiocy indicates the insecurity that bubbles beneath. That troublesome tongue seldom held behind tainted teeth, for long, has launched imbeciles upon voyages laden with infected product. The […]