John Anthony Brennan
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The History Behind Lughnasa

At the Ould Lammas Fair boys were you ever there Were you ever at the Fair In Ballycastle-O? Did you treat your Mary Ann To some Dulse and Yellow Man At the Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle-O!Those lines from John Henry McCauley’s famous ballad tell the story of a festival that is held…See More
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The Poet

On Easter Monday 1916 one of the most important events in the long, tortuous history of Ireland took place. The event, so shocking and bold, is still debated and analysed until this very day. This is a personal tribute to that  handful of dreamers and visionaries, the brave men and women of Ireland, the poet and the grocer, the tobacconist and the piper, the counter clerk…See More
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The Poet

On Easter Monday 1916 one of the most important events in the long, tortuous history of Ireland took place. The event, so shocking and bold, is still debated and analysed until this very day. This is a personal tribute to that  handful of dreamers and visionaries, the brave men and women of Ireland, the poet and the grocer, the tobacconist and the piper, the counter clerk…See More
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The Poet

Posted on April 21, 2019 at 5:00am 12 Comments



On Easter Monday 1916 one of the most important events in the long, tortuous history of Ireland took place. The event, so shocking and bold, is still debated and analysed until this very day. This is a personal tribute to that  handful of dreamers and visionaries, the…

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Geneva Barracks: Death Camp in Waterford

Posted on January 9, 2019 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

In 1782, the ruling Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland were given countrywide self-rule by the British Parliament, greatly increasing the powers of the Irish Parliament, situated at College Green in Dublin. One of the first items addressed by the new parliament was the Trade Agreement that restricted…

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The Croppies

Posted on January 5, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

There once was a particularly dark time in Ireland when the length of a man's hair determined his fate. If his hair was shorn close to the scalp as opposed to the longer hairstyles of most of Europe at that time, he ran the risk of arrest, interrogation and was often subjected to torture by…

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Slaughter in the Murder Triangle

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Much has been written about the period of upheaval and violence that occured in the province of Ulster in the north of Ireland in the 30 years between 1968 and 1998. Unless you were there and lived through the madness, it's likely that you have trouble actually understanding the effects of that terrible period in…

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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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