John Anthony Brennan
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The History of the Troscad: Requiem for Bobby

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 custom, according to the ancient Brehon Law, it was available to all members of Irish society as a legal way to air grievances. It is believed that it was inspired by…See More
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"Your kind response is truly appreciated Rosie, thank you."
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"A most heartbreaking account written so tenderly of the leading up to the proclamation of the Republic by Patrick Pearse..John A..Brennan has that rare ability of drawing the reader into the scene ..He acclaims the old Irish  hero Cu Chuculain…"
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Clontarf

Every April 23 we remember with great pride another in the long line of Irishmen who despite all the odds stacked against them, nevertheless decided to take a stand against an oppressive enemy. So set aside a little time today and read his fascinating full story at the link at the end of this article. The Battle of Clontarf took place on April 23, 1014, near the River…See More
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"Glad you enjoyed it Rosie."
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The Pirates of Music

On 20 April 2020, we said farewell to a highly innovative Irishman who changed the world with his singular vision and desire to make the world a better place through the medium of music. His grandfather (The O'Rahilly) was an important figure in the quest for the independence of Ireland, a leader in the Easter Rising, who died in the fighting in Dublin in April 1916. His…See More
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Rosemary Hayes commented on John Anthony Brennan's blog post How the Ancient Irish Oral Tradition Was Saved From Extinction
"Enthralling account of the times and classes of the people and the elevation to which the poets were valued.Can't wait till book arrives from Amazon..Your words paint pictures for me..Thank you.."
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The History of the Troscad: Requiem for Bobby

Posted on May 5, 2021 at 6:00am 11 Comments

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 custom, according to the ancient Brehon Law, it was available to all members of Irish society as a legal way to air grievances.…

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Clontarf

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Every April 23 we remember with great pride another in the long line of Irishmen who despite all the odds stacked against them, nevertheless decided to take a stand against an oppressive enemy. So set aside a little time today and read his fascinating full story at the link at the end of this…

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The Pirates of Music

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

On 20 April 2020, we said farewell to a highly innovative Irishman who changed the world with his singular vision and desire to make the world a better place through the medium of music. His grandfather (The O'Rahilly) was an important figure in the quest for the independence of Ireland, a leader in the…

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The Poet

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 3:00pm 15 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 brave men and women of Ireland, the poet 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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