Connolly Books, Ireland's oldest radical bookshop, website launched.

Kommunist

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2012
Messages
5,547
The new website has been available for a few weeks now, please have a look. There's a wide variety of great historical literature in there as well as badges, flags, banners, paintings etc. It is rich in historical documents and also a great place for a chat. Check out the website and most importantly drop by the shop some time as well.

Connolly Books | Dublin's Oldest Radical Bookshop
 


PeaceGoalie

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
3,459
Commie Swines

a great place for a chat. Check out the website and most importantly drop by the shop some time as well.

Connolly Books | Dublin's Oldest Radical Bookshop
Even host a Buail Isteach gathering on Frdiay at lunch time, where the mother of a prisoner that C Daly, M O'Sullivan and M Wallace offered to go bail for has been remand in custody for over two years now. They even get pride of place here.
 

GDPR

1
Joined
Jul 5, 2008
Messages
217,782
Wonderful place. I go there each time Im in Dublin. Very kind and gracious staff. It both annoys and mystifies me immensely that the CPI dont nearly have the same support as the Trotskyite SP and PBP.
 

PeaceGoalie

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
3,459
Wonderful place. I go there each time Im in Dublin. Very kind and gracious staff. It both annoys and mystifies me immensely that the CPI dont nearly have the same support as the Trotskyite SP and PBP.
No money for a start. The Trots are rolling in lolly and are opportunists, jumping on any and every bandwagon. Their new radicalism is also hip, based as it is on bs
 

GDPR

1
Joined
Jul 5, 2008
Messages
217,782
The CP has been the only genuinely cross tribal political organization in Northern Ireland. I would love to see Eugene McCartan as First Minister in Stormont.
 

Telstar 62

Well-known member
Joined
May 28, 2013
Messages
26,604
You can also get your fix of risible pro Palestinian propaganda
there.....:roll:

And backward, retro pamphlets worthy of the Fifties....:lol:
 

GDPR

1
Joined
Jul 5, 2008
Messages
217,782
No money for a start. The Trots are rolling in lolly and are opportunists, jumping on any and every bandwagon. Their new radicalism is also hip, based as it is on bs
I also think the name freaks a lot of people, a lot of Irish people no matter how Left wing have a lot of silly Cold War hysteria swilling around their heads and the Trots say they are Socialist yet at the same time distance themselves from the rougher parts of actual Socialism- the thing is though that Lev Bronstein himself was the nastiest leader ever to have power in the USSR (read about his ideas for the "Militarization of Labour" and his scraps Alexandra Kollontai who for all her silliness was a wonderful woman). If the ROI had had the cop on to side with the Soviets during the Cold War it could have been a terrestrial paradise.
 

PeaceGoalie

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
3,459
You can also get your fix of risible pro Palestinian propaganda
there.....:roll:

And backward, retro pamphlets worthy of the Fifties....:lol:

They have a good line in Irish legends. (Cuchullainn, Finn McCumhall and the lads). Not really cashing in on its Temple Bar abode
 

Ex celt

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 24, 2011
Messages
8,096
The new website has been available for a few weeks now, please have a look. There's a wide variety of great historical literature in there as well as badges, flags, banners, paintings etc. It is rich in historical documents and also a great place for a chat. Check out the website and most importantly drop by the shop some time as well.

Connolly Books | Dublin's Oldest Radical Bookshop
A boon to the illiterate masses.
 

freewillie

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2013
Messages
7,295
Wonderful place. I go there each time Im in Dublin. Very kind and gracious staff. It both annoys and mystifies me immensely that the CPI dont nearly have the same support as the Trotskyite SP and PBP.
Ya. Cant understand why that old communist caper never caught on in Ireland. Maybe something to do with CPI supporting the invasion of Czechoslavakia and Hungary, suppression of human rights etc.etc
 

RasherHash

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 16, 2013
Messages
25,021
You can also get your fix of risible pro Palestinian propaganda
there.....:roll:

And backward, retro pamphlets worthy of the Fifties....:lol:
How do you know?

Your zionazi buddies will kick the sh1t out of you if you're frequenting a communist book store :)
 

wombat

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
33,105
Highly recommend Eddie Glackin's "Bloody Trail of Imperialism". Its a very well written polemic on the origins of WWI. He makes a very logical rebuttal to the theory that WWI was the result of bumbling or mistakes
 

PeaceGoalie

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 13, 2016
Messages
3,459
Highly recommend Eddie Glackin's "Bloody Trail of Imperialism". Its a very well written polemic on the origins of WWI. He makes a very logical rebuttal to the theory that WWI was the result of bumbling or mistakes
I looked through the website and there are some good books there, including Glackin's. Discerning readers are probably a vanishing breed and that helps explain why Connolly Books is slow
 

Kommunist

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2012
Messages
5,547
The material found in Connolly Books is certainly distinctive and puts forward a very strong challenge to the conservative/liberal garbage emanating from establishment lackey historians and economists. The pamphlet on the sovereign debt, the documentary on the Republican Congress, to name but a few, are also excellent.
 

Kommunist

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2012
Messages
5,547
Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 by Ruan O'Donnell
**Available in store and online here ** €25 **
Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 by Ruan O'Donnell
This ground-breaking book explores the history of Irish republican prisoners held in English prisons during the first phase of the Troubles. The arrival of the first of over 200 IRA members into the Dispersal System challenged a penal environment devised to cope with a relatively small number of long-term criminal inmates and inspired a range of Home Office reforms. The republicans exacerbated tensions within the limited range of facilities suitable for 'Category A' prisoners and played leading roles in the major Hull Riot of 1976, as well as numerous other confrontations. Special Category draws upon unprecedented access to participants in order to detail and analyze the phenomena of the IRA in English prisons. Extensive new information is presented on IRA activities within the Dispersal System, not least planning and participation in riots, protests, legal challenges, escapes (successful and unsuccessful), and violent actions. Day-to-day factors - such as interaction with British prisoners, family visits, education, 'ghosting,' and attitudes towards prison staff - are documented in depth. Extensive use has been made of private collections of correspondence and papers, state archives, political prints, and international media reports. Account is taken of the perspective of the Home Office and British government, based on declassified documents, memoirs of key protagonists, and official records of parliamentary business. The attitude of the Irish government is also assessed. The book also draws upon unprecedented access to participants. Over 120 ex-prisoners, republican activists, members of prisoner support organizations, and prisoners' relatives have gone on the record. It is the single most authoritative and comprehensive history of any aspect the political prisoner experience in the modern Troubles.

 

Expose the lot of them

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
20,743
The new website has been available for a few weeks now, please have a look. There's a wide variety of great historical literature in there as well as badges, flags, banners, paintings etc. It is rich in historical documents and also a great place for a chat. Check out the website and most importantly drop by the shop some time as well.

Connolly Books | Dublin's Oldest Radical Bookshop
Thank you for posting that, I remember New Books when it was in Pearse Street, that was back in the days when the Workers' Party (previously and later the CP) was located in Pembroke Lane in a premises donated by one of the Goold-Verschoyles. I believe he was also a founder of New Books along Sean Nolan.
 

McTell

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 16, 2012
Messages
6,742
Twitter
No
Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 by Ruan O'Donnell
**Available in store and online here ** €25 **
Special Category: The IRA in English Prisons, Vol. 1: 1968-1978 by Ruan O'Donnell
This ground-breaking book explores the history of Irish republican prisoners held in English prisons during the first phase of the Troubles. The arrival of the first of over 200 IRA members into the Dispersal System challenged a penal environment devised to cope with a relatively small number of long-term criminal inmates and inspired a range of Home Office reforms. ....

They were a waste of space, literally; why would anyone want to waste further space on a bookshelf with this stuff?

Oh yes, our love of reading about the grinding suffering that we all somehow survive, just like a sicko blood spattered Jesus. Helped by a cheque from the cousin in Noo Yark and a nip of the cratur.

A communist ireland, it's the ultimate contradiction; the website has taken 20+ years to arrive, no one can accuse them of being fashion victims. From a great distance I will send my best to Connolly Books for its sheer perversity.
 

Expose the lot of them

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
20,743
Highly recommend Eddie Glackin's "Bloody Trail of Imperialism". Its a very well written polemic on the origins of WWI. He makes a very logical rebuttal to the theory that WWI was the result of bumbling or mistakes
Thanks for that, I will look out for it next time I am in Connolly Books, did not realise that Glackin had been published, I remember him from the Pembroke Lane days. Interesting character, I may be mistaken but I seem to remember that his father was a Guard, family very conservative RCs from rural Ireland. It must have horrified them when gave up an "office job" and worked as a roadsweeper for Dublin Corporation before becoming a full time trade union official.
 

wombat

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
33,105
Thanks for that, I will look out for it next time I am in Connolly Books, did not realise that Glackin had been published, I remember him from the Pembroke Lane days. Interesting character, I may be mistaken but I seem to remember that his father was a Guard, family very conservative RCs from rural Ireland. It must have horrified them when gave up an "office job" and worked as a roadsweeper for Dublin Corporation before becoming a full time trade union official.
Nobody's perfect, although his mother was a Dub.
 

freewillie

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2013
Messages
7,295
Thanks for that, I will look out for it next time I am in Connolly Books, did not realise that Glackin had been published, I remember him from the Pembroke Lane days. Interesting character, I may be mistaken but I seem to remember that his father was a Guard, family very conservative RCs from rural Ireland. It must have horrified them when gave up an "office job" and worked as a roadsweeper for Dublin Corporation before becoming a full time trade union official.
By becoming a road sweeper he could become genuine working class and maybe development a Dubbbalin wurkin class accent and be an inspiration for non Dubs like Clare Daly
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top