John Anthony Brennan
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"Third attempt . great story about the Irish DNA with regard to music in all forms.Paddy Moloney epitomises such a love of music and thanks for his contribution.. Thanks "
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"It was an interesting story of the value of the Rohan  tree by the ancients and the Irish .it appears to be inherent in the psyche that human look for ‘something beyond’ . I  liked the way you tied it up with your father…"
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The History of the Troscad: Requiem for Bobby

On this day 5th May 1981 a daring political statement was made when a young man died while adhering to the ancient Irish Brehon law of “Troscad.” The phenomenon known as ‘troscad’ (translated as ‘hunger strike’) is nothing new in Irish society. It predates Christianity, which swept Ireland in the mid-5th Century and has been recorded as being used by the Druids. As a…See More
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"A huge informative research piece so interesting in the telling . I thoroughly enjoyed reading the ways of the ancients and to this day the celebration of May Day . Thank you ."
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The History of the Troscad: Requiem for Bobby

Posted on May 5, 2022 at 12:00am 11 Comments

On this day 5th May 1981 a daring political statement was made when a young man died while adhering to the ancient Irish Brehon law of “Troscad.” 

The phenomenon known as ‘troscad’ (translated as ‘hunger strike’) is nothing new in Irish society. It predates Christianity, which swept Ireland in the mid-5th…

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The Bonfires of Beltaine (May Eve)

Posted on April 30, 2022 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

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 be the geographical center of Ireland, was, until…

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The Poet

Posted on April 17, 2022 at 7:52pm 15 Comments

On Easter Monday, April 24 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 analyzed until this very day.…

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The Story of the Gallowglasses

Posted on April 15, 2022 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

The ‘Gallowglass’ as they were called, were elite mercenary warriors and members of the Gaelic clans of Scotland. They came to prominence between the mid 13th century and late 16th century. As Gaels, they shared a common background and language with the Irish, but as they had intermarried…

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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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