The Fianna

A cornerstone of Irish legend and heritage, Na Fianna were a band of semi-independent warriors led by the figure Fionn Mac Cumhaill. He and his brethren have been an inspiration to multiple generations of young men to defend the sovereignty, honour, and identity of the Irish folk. To this day, our Loyalist cousins of North Ireland and Scotland refer to us as “Fenian bastards.” The spirit and archetypal force of Na Fianna is perennial, stirring up Ireland’s youth in Her times of greatest need. The time is once against swiftly approaching.

The Fenian Honour Code

The definition of a Fenian is to be a warrior. To be a warrior is to hold fast to certain principals, not merely to become a great and strong fighter, but to be a carrier and guardian of Irish honour. We defend our honour by living it and being an inspiration to our compatrior

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If you have a mind to be a good champion, be quiet in a great man’s house; be surly in the narrow pass.

Do not beat your hound without a cause; do not bring a charge against your wife without having knowledge of her guilt; do not hurt a fool in fighting, for he is without his wits.

Do not find fault with high-up persons; do not stand up to take part in a quarrel; have no dealings with a bad man or a foolish man. Let two-thirds of your gentleness be showed to women and to little children that are creeping on the floor, and to men of learning that make the poems, and do not be rough with the common people.

Do not give your reverence to all; do not be ready to have one bed with your companions.

Do not threaten or speak big words, for it is a shameful thing to speak stiffly unless you can carry it out afterwards. Do not forsake your lord so long as you live; do not give up any man that puts himself under your protection for all the treasures of the world.

Do not speak against others to their lord, that is not work for a good man.

Do not be a bearer of lying stories, or a tale-bearer that is always chattering.

Do not be talking too much; do not find fault hastily; however brave you may be, do not raise factions against you.

Do not be going to drinking-houses, or finding fault with old men; do not meddle with low people; this is right conduct I am telling you.

Do not refuse to share your meat; do not have a niggard for your friend; do not force yourself on a great man or give him occasion to speak against you. Hold fast to your arms till the hard fight is well ended.

Do not give up your opportunity, but with that follow after gentleness.