John Anthony Brennan's Blog – December 2014 Archive (2)

Ellen Brennan nee O'Connor

My mother, Ellen Brennan (O'Connor.) passed on Friday, December 20th, 2014 at her home in Crossmaglen, County Armagh.

"She is not dead, she doth sleep.

 'tis death is dead. Weep not for Ellen." 

(Apologies to PB Shelley for the name change.) 

Ellen.

"Sure, God help them, the poor crathurs." was her oft used expression.

Ellen was a…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

A Brief History of Ireland

During my research phase for information, I've relied heavily on the writings of Michael O'Cleary, a Franciscan monk, who, with three other scholars, compiled what has collectively become known as the "Annals of The Four Masters." They were…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on December 11, 2014 at 8:30pm — 14 Comments

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