Fenian Manifesto

During the middle of the 19th Century, a series of factors combined to create a new Irish patriotic movement. This organization was a revolutionary group dedicated to the overthrow of British rule in Ireland. It had its roots in both the United States and Ireland and was popularly known as The Fenian Movement, in honour of the Fianna, the ancient Irish warriors.

The origin of the term Fenian comes from Irish folklore. It described an ancient group of Knights who were self-reliant and had a passion for Irish land. So great was their passion according to the legend, they gave up a chance for world dominion to keep Ireland. This fit very closely with the beliefs of the modern movement and was taken as the organization name.

Times were hard for the Irish, and had been since England took control of the land. In the middle of the 1840's, however, things got much worse. The potato famine of 1845-1848 was a great disaster to the Irish population. In the space of three short years, the inhabitants of the country declined by over two million souls. Some of these two million people immigrated to America while most starved to death or died of disease.

After the famine ended, times remained very hard for the Irish. They never completely recovered from the disaster and many more Irish immigrated to America during the 1850's. Most of these people were of a very strong patriotic belief in their home country, and only left because they had to survive.
Paddy McCourts Fenian Army.
by jinkybhoy December 07, 2012
blacknecks who swarm to the giro q at every given oppurtunity.
that wee fenian needs a wash
by jackshaw8 April 16, 2005
a fenian is an Irish Catholic. loyal to the pope and disloyal to the queen and sovereign. decided to uprise in 1916 WHILST britain was at war with germany...what an honourable thing to do. also support celtic, because they think the times are changing for the club..infact until they can match over 50 titles they can keep trying because they have a good 20years left of the stuff. normally loyal to the IRA, responsible for killing man of our british citizens and young vulnerable children and pregant women as the Omagh bombing showed.
A: hey look theres a fenian coming towards
B: hide your rings and take cover
by Josh Bartholomew December 17, 2006
Supporter of terrorism, hater of Protestants and anything British, supports Celtic, disrupts minutes silence to 9/11 by singing songs, racist, smelly and cowardly.
That man has planted a bomb!
He's probably a fenian trying to kill women and children!
by Sean O'Reilly April 19, 2005
Term commonly used in N. Ireland to describe Catholics who desire a united Ireland and ram there tri-colour flag (strange how a person born within the UK would sport the flag of another country and claim it as there own) down other peoples throat. They however never have any trouble or much to say when it comes time to collect their state benefits in sterling sporting the image of Queen Elizabeth 2, which they would not get down south or in the unlikely event of a united Ireland.

This is not a term of endearment and infact derives from an irish word, so it's ironic that Protestants use a foreign (Irish) word against Catholics.
See also taig , Sinead O'Connor, Jerry Adams
"Fuck off back the south ya dirty, fenian, scummy, bastard"

"1st step toward a united Ireland is when those fenians give up there benefit books and stop accepting the queens' money for nothing"
Common term used to describe sub human beings that populate certain areas of Glasgow and Ulster.Can be recognised by green and grey/brown stained hooped shirts.The creatures have not evolved socially or economically for 150 years as immigrants,where as other immigrants to Scotland have flourished and become an inportant part of the Countries social and economic vitality,like Asians,Italians and English immigrants.
One important feature to remember about these unfortunate creatures is their parasitical nature,they don't work and beg mostly as a past-time,waiting to collect their giros.Also to be noted is that they are very paranoid,extremely ugly and have dreadful personal hygeine.
In closing,despite having their own schools,paid for by the state,and having every opportunity to better them selves they still remain to this day the festering bigotted sore on Scottish society.
Haw get tae fuck away fae the wheel trims ya smelly fenian basturt.

by KevanBarry June 12, 2006
Used by people not living in Ireland or Northen Ireland to offend the inhabitants. If the person being abused is a Catholic then he will be offended that someone not of his blood is calling him thus and is most likely to twat the offender. If aimed at a protestant (usually from Northern Ireland) then he will be vexed by the fact he is being compared to a Fenian and is most likely to twat the offender.
See you fenian cunt, i'll cut you first!

Nice on nancy, cop a load of this!
by Rikki Sixx February 19, 2005
Fenian, a derogatory term used against Irish Catholics, a close meaning to "rebel". Nothing to do with an irish warrior or most the other stuff put on here.
"I'm a fenian and so was mic collins"
by michaelcollins September 10, 2003
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