John Anthony Brennan
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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
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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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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
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John Anthony Brennan's blog post was featured

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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John Anthony Brennan posted a blog post

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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John Anthony Brennan's blog post was featured

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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Slaughter in South Armagh.

Posted on February 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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,…

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Festival of Imbolc and the two Brigids.

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

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,’…

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O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 8:00am 7 Comments

This month in January 1868, after a voyage of 89 days, an infamous convict-ship docked for the last time in Freemantle harbor, Western Australia.

On October 12, 1867,…

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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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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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