Arr Me Hearties!

Irish Pirate Review is a new pirate-y online magazine. It do have features, essays, articles and treasure maps all intended to reflect the Pirate cause. Whether ee call yourselves a buccaneer, a pirate, a wrecker or a rake, we seek to hold the common cause of piratical behaviour up as an example to all. The cause of Pirates is the only true way forward, but in recent years we have seen a slackening in resolve by even the Saltiest Sea Dog. The Irish Pirate Review will help those who have embraced the life on the ocean wave to explain the superiority of their choices to others- especially to those who would seek to have Pirates give way in the face of the endless triumphalism of the Landlubber.

Our magazine comes from a meeting of Pirate captains who, drunk on rum and the attention of wenches, decided that they needed to give voice anew to the freedom of the briny deep. Ireland in particular needs greater efforts to take its rightful and inevitable place amongst the great pirate nations of the world.

We will cover questions of interest to the whole pirate community, no matter how they style themselves.

Like all good Pirates we have a code by which we live. And here be it.

We believe that Ireland, as an island nation, should have a place in the first rank of Pirate lore.

We believe that for too long Irish Pirates have failed to realise their rightful place in the stories and legends of Pirate folk. They have allowed their buccaneering spirit and wandering eyes to be co-opted into behaviours of value only to Landlubbers. This is a betrayal of all that Pirates hold dear.

We believe that Pirates must stand against Landlubberism on every front. That they must fight against the deadening hand of the Landlubber on the port bow and on the starboard bow. On the Mainsail and on the Poop Deck, we will resist them.

We have great hope for the Pirate cause and believe that we are in a period of epochal change- when Landlubbers are swept aside, more rapidly than they will believe, as the Pirate message is spread though the Ports and Harbours of the land. A period of recent Pirate history is coming to an end just in time for a new one to begin.

The coming Golden Age of Pirates will be heralded by the writings here in the Irish Pirate Review. From Peg-Legs to Parrots, and everything in between, all of Pirate life will be discussed, celebrated and advanced by every posting. Every reader will be a body won from the Landlubbers.

We hold this to be true: the marginalisation of Pirates is over. The Age of the Briney Truth is upon us. Them that dies will be the lucky ones.

Yo! Ho! Ho!

5 Responses to “The Pirate Creed”

  1. 1 Pidge 15 April, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Fucking hilarious. I heart you.

  2. 2 Pidge 15 April, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I do be loving this.

  3. 3 Black Pete 16 April, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Avast ye!

    Tis about time the Pirate cause was revived in these ‘ere parts. The world should know who the real robbers and blackguards are. I trust ye’ll be naming names and keelhauling the scurvy dogs who steal our booty and call it liberty.

    Death to all tyrants!

  4. 4 Seán Báite 15 May, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Probably cos’ the Admiralty’s after yez – it ain’t simple to contact yez – so I’ll be havin’ to do it in these here latitudes… Ponder this, me hearties, for yer regular ‘Pirate or Not’ ponderations – I came across this photie of poor auld Elliot Smith :
    Poor Auld E S
    A good wan for your next Pirate or Not bit – am I not right ???
    I think I even heard him sing in an auld dockside rumshop that has long since been knocked by the landlubbers for a feckin’ office building doomed to lie empty for the rest of eternity…

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