John Joseph Brennan was born on April 10th 1889, in Rhue, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, the son of Pat Brennan. John Joseph emigrated to the U.S. in 1910 and lived in Boston and Chicago. He became a citizen in 1919 and worked as a Locomotive Fireman. In 1920, John Joseph made an application for a passport stating the purpose of his visit to Ireland "to see my mother"
Read the passport application of John Joseph Brennan Sligo
Brennan, Rue, Sligo 1901
I'm a Brennan with clear roots in Clawinch Island, Co. Longford (on the Shannon) Brennan Family Clawinch, Co. Longford and possibly in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon. As a child my father's people told me that our family came from Kilkenny originally and that Cromwell threw us out. This story has intrigued me all my life and of late I have begun to collect information about Brennans the world over. If you have Brennans in your family, you are cordially invited to join me and maybe we will get to the root of this family story, or maybe not...