John Anthony Brennan's Blog – November 2014 Archive (3)

The Norman Invasion of Ireland. (An excerpt from the award winning book "Don't Die With Regrets.")

Malachy Brennan, my father, was a descendant of one of two clans who arrived in Ireland approximately two thousand five hundred years ago, after separating from the larger wave of an amalgam of migrating Celts. Once in Ireland, they divided into four septs. Mal, as he became fondly…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

The Garden

The last battle fought in Ireland between two Kings took place on July 12, 1690. It happened on the banks of the river Boyne, near the town of Drogheda. The catholic King James was defeated by the protestant King William, of the House of Orange. Ever since then, the protestant population, fondly called Orangemen, burn large bonfires, and anything catholic, in celebration of…


Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Desert Monks


Added by John Anthony Brennan on November 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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