James Connolly


The New Evangel

Preached To Irish Toilers


First published as a pamphlet in 1901.
The articles all first appeared in Workers’ Republic, June-August 1899.
Transcription & HTML Mark-up: Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

There is a New Evangel
      At this moment preached in France
And the priests of its great doctrines
      Despise the tyrant’s glance;
Oh, that Holy Gospel echoes
      From distant sea to sea!
It teaches Men are Brothers,
      It teaches all are Free!

Joseph Brennan,    
Irish Tribune, 1848.



“Ireland as distinct from her people, is nothing to me: and the man who is bubbling over with love and enthusiasm for Ireland, and can yet pass unmoved through our streets and witness all the wrong and the suffering, the shame and the degradation brought upon the people of Ireland – aye, brought by Irishmen upon Irishmen and women, without burning to end it, is in my opinion, a fraud and a liar in his heart, no matter how he loves that combination of chemical elements he is pleased to call Ireland.”

James Connolly.

Workers’ Republic,
15 July 1900.     


Last updated on 11.8.2003