Fr. Peter Yorke (1864-1925) was an Irish priest, journalist, republican and Labour activist, originally born in Galway, but had emigrated to the United States to serve in the Archdiocese of San Francisco in 1887. In 1899, he returned to Ireland to give a lecture to the Gaelic League in defence of the Irish language in the presence of Douglas Hyde and Pádraig Pearse, among others, and was instrumental in the founding of a Gaelic League branch in California. He was the editor of the San Francisco-based newspapers, the Monitor and Leader. A fervent Irish nationalist and supporter of trade unionism, Fr. Yorke took an anti-Treaty stance following the Civil War.


The Turning Of The Tide (1899)