James Connolly (1868-1916) was the foremost Irish socialist republican of his time. He was the leader of the Irish Citizen Army (ICA), founder and leader of the Irish Socialist Republican Party and Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the 1916 Easter Rising, in which he was executed for his role alongside six other signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. His writings focused on a synthesis of revolutionary socialism with Irish nationalism as well as a class-based analysis of Irish history.

Credit for most of the original transcriptions of these texts goes to Marxist Internet Archive, although there have been some alterations to formatting.


Labour In Irish History (1910)

Labour, Nationality and Religion (1910)

The Re-Conquest of Ireland (1915)

Can Irish Republicans Be Politicians? (1896)

Socialism and Nationalism (1897)

Socialism and Irish Nationalism (1897)

Patriotism and Labour (1897)

Other People’s Opinions, October 4th, 1897 (1897)

Erin’s Hope (1897)

A Word For Munster (1898)

The Fighting Race (1898)

The Language Movement (1898)

Physical Force in Irish Politics (1899)

Socialism and Imperialism (1899)

Let Us Free Ireland! (1899)

The Coming Generation (1900)

We Only Want The Earth (1907)

July the 12th (1913)

North-East Ulster (1913)

Labour In Dublin (1913)

War: What It Means To You (1914)

An Irish Blackguard (1915)

What Is A Free Nation? (1916)

The National Festival (1916)

The Irish Flag (1916)

Last Dispatch From The GPO (1916)

Last Statement (1916)