John Anthony Brennan
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Return of an Exile (how the ancient Irish oral tradition was saved from extinction)

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD a flotilla of small, wave tossed, leather covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of Limavady in what is now Co. Derry, Ireland. Upon reaching the safety of the shoreline those on board gave thanks and…See More
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"It will be published close to the last week in Sept. Joe. I'll post the date and time as soon as it's finalized.  I have posted a review of it. "
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"Thanks Joe, I'm happy that it came across. Ireland in the 4th century was certainly in a state of flux. Movement seems to be the only way to survive then."
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Return of an Exile (how the ancient Irish oral tradition was saved from extinction)

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

On a cold, wet evening in 576 AD a flotilla of small, wave tossed, leather covered boats with tattered cloth sails, came to rest on the rocky shores of Lough Foyle close to the modern-day town of…

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The Destruction of Eamhain Mhacha

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

According to both oral and written traditions, at the beginning of the 4th century A.D., three brothers, known as the Three Collas, rebelled and killed their uncle, the high king of Ireland, Fíacha Sroiptine. This singular barbarous act started a chain…

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Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Irish author and poet John Anthony Brennan has previously written a book of poetry and a philosophical memoir; but his latest production, Out of the Ice: Ireland Then and Now, represents yet another genre: a history of…

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For Sinead and Other Kindred Spirits . . .

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

We Irish artists, descended, as we undoubtedly are from the tribe of Dannan, an ancient breed of mystics, are tasked with the unenviable mission of walking the invisible, fine line. It is a gift that enables us to transcend the mundane, and experience…

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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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