John Anthony Brennan
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John Anthony Brennan commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post 'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'
"Thank you Patrick. I'm glad you enjoyed it."
May 27
Patrick Francis Deady commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post 'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'
"It's a recommended read.  There are some surprises between the covers. Everyone who calls themselves Irish should at least have a read or indeed, own a copy.  Thanks, John. Pat NZ"
May 27
John Anthony Brennan's blog post was featured

'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'

Delighted to learn that my book “Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now” has been chosen as an "Award Winning Finalist in the History…See More
May 21
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John Anthony Brennan commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)
"Thanks for the kind words Pat. I'm glad the books brought a smile, as they were intended to. We Irish have a deep history and my latest book, "Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now" conveys a little more of the lesser known, but…"
May 8
Patrick Francis Deady commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)
"Hi John, Loved both of your books.  The History spoke for itself and I learned plenty.  There were peals of laughter with the book about you and your Father.  Biting the tongue is not known in this family.....that's what…"
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John Anthony Brennan's blog post was featured

The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)

On the Hill of Uisneach, in a portion of land taken from the province of Connaught, a fortress was erected by High King Tuathal Teachthmar. Uisneach, believed to…See More
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The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)

On the Hill of Uisneach, in a portion of land taken from the province of Connaught, a fortress was erected by High King Tuathal Teachthmar. Uisneach, believed to…See More
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Festival of Imbolc and the Two Brigids

Back in the mists of time, long before the Milesians arrived from Egypt, and even longer before the Celtic tribes came and settled, another ancient tribe inhabited the island of Ireland. The ‘Tuatha De Dannan,’ translated as ‘people of the Goddess Danu,’ were a supernatural race who came to Ireland with the intention of removing…See More
Feb 3
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Slaughter in South Armagh

The period between November 1974 and January 1976 was a particularly dark and frightening time around South Armagh. I remember vividly the fear and shock being felt around the area at that time and when McArdles Bar in Crossmaglen was bombed in Nov. 74, leaving one dead and several seriously injured, there was a real threat…See More
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The Miami Showband Massacre: The Day The Music Was Silenced

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 5:30pm 14 Comments

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It is widely accepted that the traditions of music and storytelling in Ireland, are among the most original and earliest forms of communication in Europe. The one thing that truly unites all the differing factions in Ireland is our love of and deep respect for music. Music unites, gladdens and…

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Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

Posted on July 1, 2018 at 10:13am 6 Comments





This month we remember Irishman Oliver Plunkett, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, who was hung, drawn and quartered, on July 1, 1681 at Tyburn Gallows, London. That barbaric act made him the last Catholic victim martyred as a direct result of the devious ‘Popish…

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Press Release for 'Turn Out The Light'

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Pleased to see my book "Turn Out the Light' was chosen as a finalist in the Eric Hoffer 2018 Book Awards. http://www.hofferaward.com/…

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'Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now'

Posted on May 27, 2018 at 8:00pm 5 Comments



Delighted to learn that my book “Out of…

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 10:20am on October 2, 2014, Seathrun said…

Hi John. Just out of the cot and heading out to work. Am a bit further North than you (NH) and the leaves are turning.

Regards

Seathrun

At 7:20pm on September 10, 2015,
Founding Member
John M. Walsh
said…

John, 

My world is enriched by having you as a Wild Geese friend.  Thanks for the invitation.

John Walsh

At 7:45pm on September 10, 2015, John Anthony Brennan said…

You are too kind John......See you soon.

At 2:53pm on October 17, 2016, ed o'toole said…

Even with having two male names it is hard to believe he is not a middle-aged woman with excess wrinkles.

I could not read his stuff, as it too hard to take him/her/it seriously.

At 9:09pm on October 17, 2016, John Anthony Brennan said…

Could you clarify whom you are addressing ed o'toole? Your comment is a bit vague 

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