John Anthony Brennan
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Slaughter in Whitecross.

“My brother found the lads dead, he didn't speak for a year afterwards.” Eugene Reavey.In February 1975, the Provisional IRA and British Government entered into a truce and restarted negotiations. For the duration of the truce, the IRA agreed to halt its attacks on the British security forces, and the security forces mostly…See More
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Slaughter in Whitecross.

“My brother found the lads dead, he didn't speak for a year afterwards.” Eugene Reavey.In February 1975, the Provisional IRA and British Government entered into a truce and restarted negotiations. For the duration of the truce, the IRA agreed to halt its attacks on the British security forces, and the security forces mostly…See More
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Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

Three hundred and forty-four years ago, on a bleak, frigid night in January 1674, Bishop Oliver Plunkett and his close friend John Brennan, Bishop of Cashel, were forced to flee the town of Drogheda and run for their lives. Wearing long, hooded cloaks and veils, and with a price on their heads and the dreaded Priest Hunters…See More
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"Another great slice of Irish history."
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"Marvelous slice of Irish History Mike."
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Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

Posted on December 31, 2017 at 6:00pm 6 Comments

Three hundred and forty-four years ago, on a bleak, frigid night in January 1674, Bishop Oliver Plunkett and his close friend John Brennan, Bishop of Cashel, were forced to flee the town of Drogheda and run for their lives. Wearing long, hooded cloaks and…

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The Wrenboys

Posted on December 26, 2017 at 2:16pm 2 Comments

“The wran, the wran, the king of all birds,

on Stephen's day was caught in the furze.

His body is little but his family is sweet

so rise up landlady and give us a treat.

And if your treat be of the best

your soul in heaven…

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The Winter Solstice

Posted on December 21, 2017 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

This year’s shortest day of the year is on Thursday, December 21, which will also mark the longest night of the year. Every year, the winter solstice marks the turn of the calendar as autumn ends and the winter begins. From an astronomical…

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Life Along the Border in 1920s Ireland (A Short Story)

Posted on December 16, 2017 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

He'd had a narrow escape the day before. They had almost caught him and he…

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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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