Brendan OByrne's Blog (3)

Recalling The Father of Irish Railways -- William Dargan

The man who changed the face of Ireland, County Laois's most famous son, William Dargan, was born near Killeshin, on Feb. 28th, 1799. He worked for some time as an apprentice to the pioneering Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, and helped construct the London-Holyhead road across…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Things You May Not Know About Ireland: Cork Harbour

Cork Harbour claims to be the second largest harbour in the world after Sydney, Australia.

On the east side are the ruins of Woodhill, the house to which Sarah Curran fled after the execution of her lover, Robert Emmet in 1803. Nearby is the ruin of Dundanion Castle from…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on May 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

New Member Hello -- Brendan O'Byrne, An Fear Ceol

Hello to all ...

My name is Brendan O'Byrne and I am delighted to be accepted into The Wild Geese community. I am a professional musician, songwriter and composer, and resident musician to Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, Ireland. I am an artist and love to oil paint.

In my professional life I perform nightly at Ashford; so if you find yourself in…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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