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I haven't done an #archaeology story for a while, have I? Ach, sure, I've time now. If you want? gather round. Got a good one for you all about somebody most may not have heard of.... WARNING LONG THREAD!!! 1.
Recent grand craic on a page I admin, reminded me of all the nutty stuff of Irish archaeology - Scoti, the Egyptian princess of Tara, the prophet Jeremiah at Tara too ( it’s a nice place, you should go yourself), all the bastardisations of the big myths of the Annals 2.
of the Four Masters, Leabhar na hUidre, Yellow Book of Lecan, the things which at their worst fuelled the pretty weird agenda of the British Israelites ( the Ark of the Covenant is buried at Tara too, it’s all happening there, Indie!!!),3.
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A big theme in my speeches across Western US is the formative impact that Irish people & those of Irish descent have had in shaping modern day Western US. This is very true in #SanFrancisco where there is huge Irish heritage & where we have a vibrant @GlobalIrish community today!
Around 11% of the Bay Area is of Irish descent & there is a large Irish born community too. The people to people connections between the region & Ireland are very strong as evidenced by multiple sister city connections: @sfgov & @corkcitycouncil; @CityofSanJose & @DubCityCouncil
@SantaClaraCity & @LimerickCouncil are sister cities, as are @CityofMenloPark & @GalwayCityCo! Quick shout out to Kathy Watanabe @Carunningmom, the Vice Mayor of Santa Clara with proud #Roscommon heritage. Here’s me meeting with Mayor @LisaGillmor & Kathy earlier this year.
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William Joseph Brennan Jr. (1906–1997) was an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1956 to 1990

He and @JohnBrennan was born in same area of New Jersey, and Both parents trace back to County #Roscommon in Ireland

Justice #Brennan was also a communist-leaning Democrat
When Justice Scalia died . Senator Ben Cardin was quick to nominate Judge Merrick Garland - Who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Brennan
cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
When CIA director John Brennan was to be replaced with Gina Haspel , guess which US Senator spoke out loudest against Haspel ? Yes - Ben Cardin
cardin.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
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