John Anthony Brennan's Blog – May 2022 Archive (2)

Beaufort: The Navan Native Who Charted the Oceans

In France, during the reign of King Henry IV (1589-1610), a series of recurring religious conflicts erupted and grew so violent they became known as the Wars of Religion. The war was between the ruling Catholics and a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on May 27, 2022 at 12:16pm — 11 Comments

The History of the Troscad: Requiem for Bobby

On this day 5th May 1981 a daring political statement was made when a young man died while adhering to the ancient Irish Brehon law of “Troscad.” 

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…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on May 5, 2022 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

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