John Anthony Brennan's Blog Posts Tagged 'Armagh' (4)

Oliver Plunkett, Tomás Ó Fiaich and The Bard of Armagh

On this day October 12 1975, 46 years ago, Irishman Oliver Plunkett, was canonized by Pope Paul VI, making him the first Irish saint in over 700…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on October 12, 2021 at 3:59pm — 6 Comments

Gullion: Mountain of Steep Slopes

Photo of Gullion courtesy of Colin Boyle.

I am Gullion, old as time itself, older than the pre-dawn of life, forged in the crucible of a ring of fire, before man existed. Up here the air is pure and fresh and crisp as the frost of winter’s breath. I’ve seen it all from up here, here by the bottomless lake, here beside…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 6, 2016 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

The Clock of Crossmaglen

Many thanks once again to the ‘Creggan Historical Society', its curator Mr. Michael McShane and local historian Mr. Kevin McMahon, for their vast knowledge, brilliant minds and tireless efforts toward ensuring that the history of South Armagh be kept alive and kicking for…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 6, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The Dalin' Man from Crossmaglen.

The dealing man can still be found in every market square and bazzar in towns and villages around the world. Their nationalities and languages may be different but the art of dealing always follows the same ancient ways. Dealing men were expected to look the part at all times and had a common mode of dress with only slight…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 3, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

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