John Anthony Brennan's Blog – September 2020 Archive (4)

From Co. Armagh to the Heavens.

When it comes to astronomy, Ireland is blessed with many brilliant, world changing individuals, whose…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 25, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Slaughter in County Armagh. (The Murder Triangle)

I think it is fair to say it is widely accepted worldwide that during armed conflicts, civilians are normally not targets of hostility. While it is unfortunate that in some situations civilians are sadly, caught in the crossfire, usually they are not deliberately targeted. However this unwritten rule was blatantly ignored when civilians became…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 16, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Botanist from Rathmines.


This year 2020, is the 173rd anniversary of the ‘great Hunger’ that befell Ireland with the horror culminating in 1847. Otherwise known as ‘an Gorta mor’ or more commonly referred to as ‘Black ‘47’ it was a seminal turning point in the long tortuous history of Ireland.

Of the many devastating events that the Irish nation endured during its…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 12, 2020 at 3:34pm — No Comments

The Firefighter

often find myself thinking about my cousin Michael Brennan. He was a firefighter assigned to the Pride of Midtown firehouse in Manhattan. I first met…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on September 10, 2020 at 10:54am — 11 Comments

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