This blog is a literary extension of Radio Rebel Gael :
I chose the title FENIAN EXILE as a tribute to those who were Exiled from their native soil by the British due to their loyalty to the Fenian Faith. These Fenian Exiles ended up in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, France, Spain, South America, and in many other countries around the world, far from home, and to these valiant souls, I dedicate this Blog.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
"We went out to break the connection between this country and the British Empire, and to establish an Irish Republic. We believed that the call we then issued to the people of Ireland, was a nobler call, in a holier cause, than any call issued to them during this war, having any connection with the war. We succeeded in proving that Irishmen are ready to die endeavouring to win for Ireland those national rights which the British Government has been asking them to die to win for Belgium. As long as that remains the case, the cause of Irish freedom is safe.
Believing that the British Government has no right in Ireland, never had any right in Ireland, and never can have any right in Ireland, the presence, in any one generation of Irishmen, of even a respectable minority, ready to die to affirm that truth, makes that Government for ever a usurpation and a crime against human progress.
I personally thank God that I have lived to see the day when thousands of Irish men and boys, and hundreds of Irish women and girls, were ready to affirm that truth, and to attest it with their lives if need be. "