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An award-nominated Irish Republican blog on Irish history and Irish politics - from all 32 Counties !
1,500,000 AND COUNTING...!
2024-06-16 11:12
Go Raibh Maith Agat/Thank You!A couple of days ago, we 'aged' - to over 1,500,000 hits on this blog - and counting...!We espouse, support and believe in traditional Irish Republicanism on th… Read More
IRELAND IN PIECES...
2024-05-26 14:32
BROKEN IRELAND...Broken, damaged, twisted - but still salvageable! ...as was the life of this man who, in the early 1920's, having 'served King and Country' in three different British Army… Read More
AN UNEXPECTED SHARP PROJECTILE IN 1921...
2024-04-21 19:57
'Form an orderly queue there, please.. ...and we'll be opening for business on Wednesday, 24th April 2024.....with a 15-part post!' We're putting the finishing touches to the 15 for the… Read More
DONKEYS AND THE DISAPPEARING ACTIVISTS...
2024-04-14 15:52
And here's another 'Proclamation' (of sorts!) for ya - on Wednesday, 17th April 2024, we'll be here with a 14-piece post covering, as usual, Irish history and Irish politics from a tradition… Read More
SPANISH  SIESTA - ALMOST RECOVERED...!
2024-02-04 17:52
DIA DHUIT. TÁIMID AR AIS...SAGHAS AR..!Hola! ¡Estamos de vuelta... más o menos...!Hello! We're back...sort of..!Shivering here, in wet and windy 14°C in Ireland, comp… Read More
2023-12-17 22:13
We're working on another 17-part post for Wednesday, 20th December 2023, and I'm told - despite the Christmas distractions - it'll be ready to go by then (Ho! Ho! Ho!).Among the 17 occurranc… Read More
2023-12-10 21:36
'LETTERS OF ASSURANCE' AND ALL THAT...!On Wednesday, 13th December 2023, we'll be cominatya' with a 17-piece post on Irish history and politics, mentioning various occurrences which took pl… Read More
'DORA'  WASN'T PRETTY IN IRELAND...
2023-12-03 13:51
THE BRITISH 'DORA' IN IRELAND....and we're back, after our 'working holiday'!We had an eventful break (!), and enjoyed the two gigs laid on by the Movement, during and after the working days… Read More
2023-11-19 20:43
18 FOR THE 22ND ON 1169...! Well haven't we been busy bees!We've put together 18 articles, covering the years 1919 to 2002, for the blog, for Wednesday, 22nd November 2023!Included in the ar… Read More
'TAKING THE SOUP'  WITH THE MONEY-LENDERS...
2023-10-14 15:12
GETTING READY.....FOR A NINE-PARTER ON THE 18TH!The British presence in Ireland gets its strength from the weakness of the Irish, by seducing, subduing and/or executing those they deem to be… Read More
2023-09-24 20:39
The 'score' from this particular sporting occasion was 2 - 0, and it's an 'outing' that is still being talked about in Irish republican circles...! In the mid-19th Century in Ireland, these… Read More
2023-09-13 08:51
ON THIS DATE (13TH SEPTEMBER) 87 YEARS AGO : TWENTY-FOUR YEAR OLD IRISH REPUBLICAN KILLS HIMSELF OVER MENTAL TORTURE BY FREE STATERS.'In fond and loving memory of Seán Glynn, Captain… Read More
'IRISH WAYS...
2023-09-11 20:50
..AND IRISH LAWS'.Ireland, 1930's - this young Irish republican was driven to extremes by the constant evil inflicted on him by the Free State 'authorities' who held him captive... This enem… Read More
2023-08-21 19:22
"...THE GOLDEN SLEEPY DREAM OF YESTERDAYS." A brilliant military tactician, this foreign army man agreed with his comrades-in-arms that the British military and political presence had no pl… Read More
2023-08-06 19:05
..AS WITH THE MORAL LAW OF THE CHURCH.." This British 'Sir' took control of a pro-British militia in Ireland and worked with them to obtain ten's of thousands of rifles and millions of round… Read More
POOR WIDOWS AND CHIMNEY SWEEPS...
2023-07-21 13:36
And we're back in Dublin, mostly in one piece (!), after our assault on the South-East - Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford and Tipp - where eight (supposed) adults and eleven children in… Read More
2023-07-02 16:38
LEGAL FINDINGS STYMIED FOR FEAR OF UPSETTING A DEAD MAN...! Within months of the British having 'outlawed' the 32-County Dáil Éireann, local councils in Ireland had decided to… Read More
2023-04-30 10:03
This 'surrender document' signalled the end of six days of fighting between approximately 20,000 British troops (including, in their ranks, Irish men) and a volunteer rebel force of about 1… Read More
2023-04-23 15:30
In the early 1980's in Ireland, this world-famous Irishman wrote a poem for his mother and became as well-known for his writing skills as he was for his social justice campaigns... This Engl… Read More
2023-04-15 16:55
In our best Galway accent (!) we'll be Cominatya on Wednesday, 19th April 2023.Among the five pieces we'll be posting will be one concerning what happened when a grouping from the Free Sta… Read More
2023-03-20 12:17
ON WEDNESDAY, 22ND MARCH 2023, WE'LL BE.......with a six-parter, including a piece on an explanation issued by the IRA over forty years ago as to why it had carried out a particular operatio… Read More
THE SOMNOLENCE AND LASSITUDE OF IRELAND.
2023-03-15 08:53
ON THIS DATE (15TH MARCH) 171 YEARS AGO : IRELAND WITNESSES THE BIRTH OF 'THE RISING OF THE MOON'.On the 9th March, 1907, a play entitled 'The Rising of the Moon', by Isabella Augusta Persse… Read More
2023-02-24 15:30
...Well - back in Dublin from our escapades in Galway (...more about that later!), but not back posting the blog just yet.As promised before our break, we'll be back here on Wednesday, the 1… Read More

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