John Anthony Brennan's Blog – March 2022 Archive (5)

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It's hard to believe it's been five years already and whether or not you agree with Martin McGuinness' political beliefs and his subsequent decisions, taken in the face of mounting adversity, you must in all fairness admire the man’s courage in troubled times and always remember that when the darkness fell and all seemed lost, he was one of the first to take a stand and say ‘no more.’…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 21, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Equinox: Sunrise in the Bru Na Boinne

An equinox is an astronomical event in which the Earth's equator passes through the center of the Sun. When this happens, day and night are of equal length around the world. These were extremely important dates for the ancients who inhabited a region of…
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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 18, 2022 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Patricius the Roman

March is traditionally known as Irish Heritage month and this is highlighted on March 17th. with large parades in many towns and cities around the world. The parades are held in honor of a unique individual named Patricius, a Roman Briton, taken with his two sisters as hostages to Ireland by one of Ireland's greatest…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 16, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Minstrel

In the ages past, the musician was and still is, a prominent figure in Irish society; whether he be a harpist, a fiddler or a multi-instrumentalist musician like Paddy Moloney, they all took their places in society, including the royal households of the Irish nobility. Centuries ago they called…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 14, 2022 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The Magic of the Rowan Tree

One of the many trees growing near to where we lived on the Creamery Road was an old rowan. It was perfect for climbing and in the summer when in full leaf, I could see for miles from my vantage point in the topmost branches, it was my favorite of all the trees in the area with a big oak next.…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on March 5, 2022 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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