Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland and other Articles (1972)

Pamphlet from the British and Irish Organisation containing three articles from James Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland - Forward 30 August 1913The Irish Nationalist Press - Forward 26 July 1913The Awakening of Ulster's Democracy - Forward 7 June 1913 Pamphlet originally published in 1968 by the Irish Communist Organisation. This is the 1972 reissue under … Continue reading Connolly: Press Poisoners in Ireland and other Articles (1972)

Programme of the Knights of the Plough (1892)

( An account of the inaugural meeting of the Knights of the Plough, held in Narraghmore, Co. Kildare on Sunday 19 June 1892. The report is from the Leinster Leader, Saturday 25 June 1892, p.7. The reference to the meeting was sourced from Fintan Lane, ' Benjamin Pelin, the Knights of the Plough and Social … Continue reading Programme of the Knights of the Plough (1892)

Anna Doyle Wheeler. ‘Rights of Women’ (1830)

In conceding to the solicitations of the managers of this Institution, to deliver a  lecture on the: “Social Condition of Women,” I have had to struggle against a two-fold obstacle, that of  depressed health, and a mind robbed of much of its energy and elasticity by a deep domestic sorrow. And while I feel the … Continue reading Anna Doyle Wheeler. ‘Rights of Women’ (1830)

Fenian Proclamation Of The Irish Republic (1867)

The Irish People to the World We have suffered centuries of outrage, enforced poverty, and bitter misery. Our rights and liberties have been trampled on by an alien aristocracy, who treating us as foes, usurped our lands, and drew away from our unfortunate country all material riches. The real owners of the soil were removed … Continue reading Fenian Proclamation Of The Irish Republic (1867)

Objects and Rules of the Irish Democratic Association (1850)

(Reprinted in The Irishman, 12 Jan 1850, and reproduced in Rachel O'Higgins, 'Ireland and Chartism: A study of the influence of Irishmen and the Irish Question on the Chartist Movement.' Thesis: TCD, 1959, appendix iv) Objects: 1st. The elevation of the character and condition of the working classes, so that our artisans may understand their … Continue reading Objects and Rules of the Irish Democratic Association (1850)

Manifesto of the National Labour League to the Working Men of Ireland (1887)

[No extant copy of the manifesto is known to exist. It is reproduced here from two long quotations from it that were published by the Irish Times on 14 Oct and 21 Oct 1887. The two sources have been merged below. Fintan Lane was first to rediscover the manifesto, and quoted from the 21 Oct … Continue reading Manifesto of the National Labour League to the Working Men of Ireland (1887)

Peadar O’Donnell. For or Against the Ranchers? Irish Working Farmers in the Economic War. (1932)

The ranchers and big farmers are sore distressed about Ireland these days. In fact, they say they are going to leave us; that this is no longer a country fit for their kind to live in. They do not seem to have noticed that for many, many years Ireland was no country for the small … Continue reading Peadar O’Donnell. For or Against the Ranchers? Irish Working Farmers in the Economic War. (1932)