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)

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)

‘An Alarm to the Unprejudiced and Well-Minded Protestants of Ireland: or, Seasonable Queries Upon the Rise, Danger, and Tendency, of the White-Boys’ (Cork, 1762)

Waterford, July 7. The following is the last speech and declaration of Darby Brown, Patrick Brown, David Ahern, Richard Healy, and Patrick Power, who were hanged and quartered at the county gallows, this day, being all found guilty of treason, for burning the house of John Fowloe at Monebue, near Caperquin, in the county of … Continue reading ‘An Alarm to the Unprejudiced and Well-Minded Protestants of Ireland: or, Seasonable Queries Upon the Rise, Danger, and Tendency, of the White-Boys’ (Cork, 1762)

Saor Éire. Constitution and Rules (1931)

[See below for PDf of full document] In 1916 British rule was exercised nakedly by British officials. Power was in the hands of planters and landlords and their associates in banking and industrial combines. The mass of the Irish people were in bondage to the few and an army and a police force were stationed … Continue reading Saor Éire. Constitution and Rules (1931)

Fight, Starve or Emigrate: A History of the Irish Unemployed Movements in the 1950s (1989)

Scanned copy of the 1989 publication from the Larkin Unemployed Centre. Original introduction below. The Larkin Unemployed Centre is to be congratulated for their initiative in producing this pamphlet. The staff of the Centre are to be commended for their diligent research.This brief description of the activities unemployed associations in the 1950’s helps not just … Continue reading Fight, Starve or Emigrate: A History of the Irish Unemployed Movements in the 1950s (1989)