THE FOUR PROVINCE’S OF IRELAND

The Four Provinces of Ireland

“What did I have, said the fine old woman
What did I have, this proud old woman did say
I had four green fields, each one was a jewel
But strangers came and tried to take them from me
I had fine strong sons, who fought to save my jewels
They fought and they died, and that was my grief said she”

This song tells of an old woman who had four green fields; and how strangers tried to take them from her, and how her sons died trying to defend them.

“But my sons have sons, as brave as were their fathers; My fourth green field will bloom once again,” said she ………..

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My mother bore me in bondage, in bondage my mother was born, I am of the blood of serfs;

I am come of the seed of the people, the people that sorrow;
Who have no treasure but hope,
No riches laid up but a memory of an ancient glory
My mother bore me in bondage, in bondage my mother was born,
I am of the blood of serfs;
The children with whom I have played, the men and women with whom I have eaten
Have had masters over them, have been under the lash of masters,
and though gentle, have served churls.
The hands that have touched mine,
the dear hands whose touch Is familiar to me
Have worn shameful manacles, have been bitten at the wrist by manacles,
have grown hard with the manacles and the task-work of strangers.
I am flesh of the flesh of these lowly, I am bone of their bone I that have never submitted;
I that have a soul greater than the souls of my people’s masters,
I that have vision and prophecy, and the gift of fiery speech,
I that have spoken with God on the top of his holy hill.
And because I am of the people, I understand the people,
I am sorrowful with their sorrow, I am hungry with their desire;
My heart is heavy with the grief of mothers,
My eyes have been wet with the tears of children,
I have yearned with old wistful men,
And laughed and cursed with young men;
Their shame is my shame, and I have reddened for it
Reddened for that they have served, they who should be free
Reddened for that they have gone in want, while others have been full,
Reddened for that they have walked in fear of lawyers and their jailers.
With their Writs of Summons and their handcuffs,
Men mean and cruel.
I could have borne stripes on my body
Rather than this shame of my people.
And now I speak, being full of vision:
I speak to my people, and I speak in my people’s name to
The masters of my people:
I say to my people that they are holy,
That they are august despite their chains.
That they are greater than those that hold them
And stronger and purer,
That they have but need of courage, and to call on the name of their God,
God the unforgettably, the dear God who loves the people
For whom he died naked, suffering shame.
And I say to my people’s masters: Beware
Beware of the thing that is coming, beware of the risen people
Who shall take what ye would not give.
Did ye think to conquer the people, or that law is stronger than life,
And than men’s desire to be free?
We will try it out with you ye that have harried and held,
Ye that have bullied and bribed.
Tyrants… hypocrites… liars!

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Derry Sceal

The march was a success yesterday, members of the cumann, concerned republicans, human rights activists and anti-war campaigners stood alongside each other and marched on the streets of London, marching down the embankment and passing the landmarks known to the world

The march was a success yesterday, members of the cumann, concerned republicans, human rights activists and anti-war campaigners stood alongside each other and marched on the streets of London, marching down the embankment and passing the landmarks known to the world.

The current situation in Ireland was highlighted, the internment of Marian Price and Martin Corey, the Harasment of the Ryan family and republicans throughout the 32 counties, the brutality and regime in Maghaberry. Leonard Peltier‘s miscarriage of justice was also highlighted and information on his case along with the others evoked a good interest and response from the public.

There was usual Harasment from the city of London police with the special tactical unit escorting and questioning the marchers, the presence of them fully kitted out in boiler suits, riot helmets and battons did little to deter the marchers, it only went to prove we were pressing the right buttons in highlighting britains human rights abuses.

The Gaughan Stagg cumann would like to thank all who took part and those would enquired and offered support, We WILL continue to support the POWs, human rights abuses And Challenge Everything.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Padraig FreePows

Irish Republican POW Oglach Kevin Murray RIP

Irish Republican POW Kevin Murray had been serving a 12 year sentence at Portlaoise Prison, when early in 2001 he began to complain of severe headaches and dizziness. Repeated visits to the prison doctor did not alleviate his increasingly severe headaches, or lead to proper medical attention to his very rapidly deteriorating physical health

In mid-September of 2001, after a great deal of protest by fellow POWs and family and friends outside of the prison, Kevin was finally moved to an outside hospital to receive desperately needed medical attention for what was found at that late stage to be a massive brain tumour  By this time, however, his condition had become inoperable; and he was transferred almost immediately from Beaumont Hospital to a hospice care facility near his family in Dundalk.

Kevin was administered last rights in early October after suffering a stroke which left him blind. Several weeks later, on Tuesday, November 13th, Kevin lost his long struggle for life. 

Kevin Murray died a few short weeks after finally being released from Portlaoise prison for the emergency hospital care which had been requested by himself, his family, and his fellow prisoners for several months prior to his death.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Derry Sceal

OPPOSE BRITISH SECTARIAN POLICING

Oppose British Sectarian Policing

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :  Derry Sceal