Irish History · Irish identity · Palestine · Talks

Lecture: Why Do the Irish Support Palestine?

Dr. Craig Considine explores the reasons why the Irish support the Palestinian cause of freedom. Considine focuses on several historical similarities between the history of Ireland and Palestine including themes like settler colonialism, ethnic cleansing, dehumanization, and racial and religious institutionalized bigotry. The talk was given at the River Oaks Islamic Center in Houston, TX…… Continue reading Lecture: Why Do the Irish Support Palestine?

Publications · Sociology · Work

Article: What Does it Mean to Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity Among Young Pakistani Men

I am happy to share my new publication “What does it mean to be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity among young Pakistani men” in Diaspora Studies (published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis). Abstract: The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion surrounding national identity by considering a particular set of empirical…… Continue reading Article: What Does it Mean to Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity Among Young Pakistani Men

Family

Journey to Our Ancestral Home in Lisdoonvarna

Here’s a video of a humble little home on the west coast of Ireland, on a plot of land called Ardeamush, which is Irish for “James’ Height.” My family lived in this home at least as far back as 1775. It’s now in ruins, but the land is still occupied by Considines. By the grace of God…… Continue reading Journey to Our Ancestral Home in Lisdoonvarna

Irish · Poems

Poem: I Pay Respect to Ireland

I pay respect to Ireland, the Emerald Isle, “the land of saints and scholars,” that tiny little island on the outskirts of Europe. Let us reflect upon her ancient glories, her yearning for knowledge, her passion for understanding the mysteries of the world. Let us never forget the conditions of those who came before us,…… Continue reading Poem: I Pay Respect to Ireland

Irish

When English Puritans Burned Down Our Irish Catholic Church

Here is a video I produced in the summer of 2014. It relates to my Irish ancestral homeland, near Lisdoonvarna, the Cliffs of Moher, and the shores of the wild Atlantic Ocean. The video shows me in Killilagh Parish speaking on the history of Killilagh. The church was probably made in the 1400s. During the 17th century a radical…… Continue reading When English Puritans Burned Down Our Irish Catholic Church

Irish · Irish America · Irish Diaspora · Irish History

The “Irish Famine” Constituted Genocide – A Discussion With Dr. Francis Boyle

Thanks to what RTE should be on YouTube for filming this discussion and writing up the following short description about Dr. Boyle’s book. *** United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law Dr Francis A. Boyle Professor of International Law, University of Illinois During the past three decades, international legal expert Francis A. Boyle has dealt with…… Continue reading The “Irish Famine” Constituted Genocide – A Discussion With Dr. Francis Boyle

Poems

Ancestor’s Poem

Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn You did not know that I exist You died and I was born Yet each of us are cells of you In…… Continue reading Ancestor’s Poem