John Mitchel (1815-1875) was one of the most prominent figures in the Young Ireland movement, and is also regarded as being a major influence on Fenianism. In 1848, after being arrested for charges of sedition, Mitchel was transported to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania), before later moving to the United States. It was in this period he wrote Jail Journal, which Pádraig Pearse called the “last gospel of the New Testament of Irish nationality.” In America, he became a fervent supporter of the Confederate cause during the American Civil War, his reputation has since been shrouded in controversy for his defence of slavery. After twenty-seven years in exile, he finally returned to Ireland, being elected as an abstentionist MP for Tipperary shortly before his death.



Jail Journal

Letters of John Mitchel

Ireland, France and Prussia (1866-71)

The Crusade of the Period (1873)

The Last Conquest Of Ireland (Perhaps) (1882)

An Ulsterman For Ireland (published 1917)

The Sorrows Of An Irish Landlord (1843)

The Anti-Irish Catholics (1843)

The English Government and the Irish Presbyterians (1843)

The People’s Food (1845)

The Detectives (1845)

Threats of Coercion (1845)

The Oregon – Ireland (1845)

Review of Carlyle’s ‘Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches‘ (1846)

Famine (1846)

Political Economy For Ireland (1846)

“English Rule” (1846)

Beware of the Whigs (1846)

Speech On The Peace Resolutions (1846)

Next Year’s Famine (1847)

Preface to ‘Irish Political Economy (1847)

The Famine Year (1847)

To The Surplus Population of Ireland (1847)

More Alms For The “Destitute Irish” (1847)

Letter to James Fintan Lalor (1848)

Letter To Charles Gavan Duffy (1848)

Speech to the Irish Confederation, 2nd February, 1848

Speech to the Irish Confederation, 4th February, 1848

Letter to the Irish Confederation (1848)

Prospectus of The United Irishman (1848)

Mitchel’s Letter to Lord Clarendon, 12 February 1848

The Enemy’s Parliament: Farmers Beware! (1848)

The Pope, The Clergy, and The Flock (1848)

For Land and Life! (1848)

Waterford Election – Mr. Meagher (1848)

“Sanatory Reform!” (1848)

To The Small Farmers of Ireland (1848)

To Lord Clarendon, Her Majesty’s Ameliorator-General and General Developer of Ireland (1848)

To Lord Clarendon, Her Majesty’s Executioner-General and General Butcher of Ireland (1848)

Ireland and the Republic (1848)

Address to the Citizens of Dublin, March 22nd, 1848

To Lord Clarendon, Her Majesty’s Executioner-General and General Butcher of Ireland (II) (1848)

The Landlord Thugs (1848)

Speech to the Irish Confederation, 5th April, 1848

To Earl of Clarendon, Her Majesty’s Detective-General, High Commissioner of Spies, and General Suborner of Ireland (1848)

‘French Aid’—Clap-Trap (1848)

On the Office and Duty of Jurors Trying ‘Political Offences’ in Ireland (1848)

To The Right Hon. Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of the Queen of England (1848)

The United Irishman Gagged (1848)

Address to the People of Limerick, 30 April, 1848

To Mr. Sergeant Howley, Assistant-Barrister For Tipperary (1848)

John Mitchel’s Petition To The Houses of Parliament (1848)

John Mitchel’s Speech From The Dock (1848)

To The Secretary of St. Patrick’s Confederate Club (1848)

The Position and Duties of European Refugees in America (1853)

Prospectus of The Citizen (1854)

Mr. Haughton To Mr. Meagher (1854)

To The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (1854)

England’s Difficulty (1854)

Letter To The Survivors of the Irish in Ireland Under Forty Years of Age (1854)

Progress In The Nineteenth Century (1854)

An Eccentric Know-Nothing: Letter to Orestes A. Brownson, LL.D. (1854)

Letter To Father John Kenyon (1857)

What The American War Is For (1861)

Letter To The Nation (1863)

Letter To Hon. Benjamin Wood (1865)

Fenians (1865)

Letter To Colonel Roberts and John Savage (1868)

Letters on Fenianism (1868)

On The Internationale (1872)

John Mitchel’s Election Manifesto (1875)

Letter To The New York Herald (1875)

John Mitchel’s Speech To The Electors of Tipperary (1875)

Final Letter To The People of Tipperary (1875)