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  • ID: I31
  • RIN: MH:I32
  • _UID: 15770C7F-8038-438E-B4B5-FCD54D56283D
  • _UPD: 25 JUN 2010 23:16:10 GMT+-0
  • Name: John Brennan
  • Given Name: John
  • Nickname: Jack
  • Surname: Brennan
  • Sex: M
  • Baptism:
  • _UID: DD4F2333-040B-44D3-B2BF-651C7D9FBF74
  • RIN: MH:IF92 4 MAY 1874 P. Clough, Co. Kilkenny
  • Note: Witnesses: Patrick Boran, Catherine Brennan
  • Birth:
  • _UID: BF21F7B9-B85C-466D-BFB9-FE8F520DB4EF
  • RIN: MH:IF83 5 MAY 1874 in Moneenroe, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
  • Note: Kate Brenan present at birth, Moneenroe. Registered birth on 12th May 1874
  • Census:
  • _UID: 8EE96A9C-2A7D-4D52-A852-FDB0A6216D6E
  • RIN: MH:IF89 1901 Moneenroe, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
  • Census:
  • _UID: 6B472453-1045-46B4-B541-7DB115848651
  • RIN: MH:IF88 2 APR 1911 Brockra, P.Clonagheen, Bo. Maryborough West, Queens County
  • Event:
  • _UID: CDEAF78D-2E16-46FD-9FED-A726866C9FEB
  • RIN: MH:IF90 Illness 2 APR 1911
  • Note: Blind
  • Death:
  • _UID: D3341833-8791-41E6-B72A-E549F0DCD025
  • RIN: MH:IF87 2 MAY 1940 in Brockra, Ballyfin, Co Laois
  • Note: Anne Brennan (widow) present at death. Date of death given as 4/5/1940 on headstone.
  • Burial:
  • _UID: 7E8B370E-5EB4-46C0-AB48-DBECB5B98029
  • RIN: MH:IF91 Ballyfin graveyard, Co. Laois
  • Residence:
  • _UID: BF5CC66A-DDE1-4F74-AE94-FBA0398F091D
  • RIN: MH:IF86
  • EMAIL:
  • Occupation: coal miner
  • _UID: 41768C25-A79A-4817-99BA-95B21EB9B470
  • RIN: MH:IF85 1901
  • Occupation: Basket maker
  • _UID: 7009C22A-20D1-4A3F-BCED-544FCD98B63A
  • RIN: MH:IF84 2 APR 1911
  • Note:
    John was blinded in an accident sometime after his marriage to Annie. He was a well digger and there was an accident where some dynamite went off near him. He lost the sight in both eyes as well as losing some fingers. The local landlord, Coote, apparently paid for his training in Dublin in handcrafts, and he became a basket weaver.

    By the late 1930s John was a very capable person and could chop timber and do any household activity or gop for a walk by himslef without assistance. (story from Bill Brennan 2010)

    Father: Charles Brennan b: 1842 in Moneenroe, Co. Kilkenny
    Mother: Margaret Cody b: 1839 in Skehana, Co. Kilkenny

    Marriage 1 Anne McEvoy b: 3 MAY 1887 in Brockra, Ballyfin, Co. Laois
    • Note:
      John Brennan was listed as occupier of a small house and garden in Brockra, Co Laois from 1910 to 1927 - the previous occupier was a Matthew Molloy. In 1927 occupancy moved to Edward Dunne the lessor and by 1928 the house was removed. This plot of land may be the house at 'Hara Lane' that the Brennans lived in early on.

      There was also a small plot of land in nearby Ballylusk owned by the Cootes, a plantation, and in 1922 John Brennan was listed as occupier. There is a note in the valuation lists that the occupier was blind. In 1954 occupancy changed to Annie Brennan and then in 1959 William brennan. Despite the dates eeming a little behind actual events this appears to be the house in Ballyfin that the Brennans grew up in that is still standing. However the Brennans may have still described themselves as living in Brockra.
    • Married: 14 JAN 1903 in Cappanrush Chapel, Mountmellick, Co. Laois
    1. Has Children Bridget Brennan b: 31 JAN 1929
    2. Has No Children Michael (Mick) Brennan b: 7 FEB 1924
    3. Has No Children James (Jim) Brennan b: 11 JUL 1918 in Ballyfin, Co. Laois
    4. Has Children Patrick (Paddy) Brennan b: 7 AUG 1911 in Co. Laois
    5. Has Children Edward Brennan b: 1 APR 1909 in brockra ballyfin
    6. Has Children Joseph (Joe) Brennan b: 18 MAR 1907 in Co. Laois
    7. Has No Children William Brennan b: 2 JAN 1905 in Co. Laois
    8. Has Children Charles Brennan b: 2 JAN 1905 in Co. Laois
    9. Has Children Margaret Brennan b: 7 NOV 1903 in brockra ballyfin
    10. Has Children Thomas (Tom) Brennan b: 9 APR 1921 in Brockra, Ballyfin, Co Laois
    11. Has No Children Jack Brennan
    12. Has No Children Mary Brennan
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