John Anthony Brennan's Blog – January 2018 Archive (2)

Festival of Imbolc and the Two Brigids

Back in the mists of time, long before the Milesians arrived from Egypt, and even longer before the Celtic tribes came and settled, another ancient tribe inhabited the island of Ireland. The ‘Tuatha De Dannan,’ translated as ‘people of the Goddess Danu,’ were a supernatural race who came to Ireland with the…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 30, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

O'Reilly: Fenian Rebel, Convict and Poet

On June 28, 1844 John Boyle O’Reilly, author, poet, and republican was born in Dowth Castle, Co. Meath. Ireland

On October 12, 1867, after picking up cargo from Sheerness and Plymouth harbors, a fully rigged, 875-ton frigate, cast off from her moorings at Portsmouth on the south coast…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on January 25, 2018 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

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