O'Brien Clan Millennial Story

Commemorate the millennial celebration of Brian Boru and the O'Brien Clan! Tell your favorite O'Brien story - funny, sad, old, or new - in words and pictures. These can be your personal stories or ones you happen to know about your ancestors, relatives, or our shared heritage. Together we'll produce a wonderful collection to keep for generations.

My Family history has a hiccup or two in it. It starts with my G3XGF John Henry O'Brien's b. 05 Sep 1847 unstable childhood, recorded in various homes of different people during census times. The same goes for his sister Cathe Elizabeth b 1852.

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Garry Bryant added a passage to Sidewalk made of silver in the city of gold in the book History (Yours and Ours)

It isn't really known how this family spelled their surname, was it O'Brien, O'Brian or O'Bryan?

The family tradition tells of a young William whose family immigrated from Ireland around 1830 to Canada for religious freedom, being devout Cathol

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Dennis “Denny” O’Brien was born in Kilrush, County Clare in Ireland on 15 April 1828 (records show sometime between 1828 and 1835). According to his death record (28 JAN 1903, Rheumatism, Fall River, MA.) his parents were John and Elizabeth (ma

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Marcela Arocena O´Brien added a passage to O´Brien en el Rio de la Plata in the book History (Yours and Ours)

General John O´Brien is a known hero of Argentina and Chile Independence.
We pressume he was connected to our family and so it proves the coincidence of dates when Mary O´Brien and her husband travelled to the Rio de la Plata looking for a better l

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Sir Francis Bryan was cousin to Queen Ann Boleyn and Gr-Gr-Gr- Grandson of King Edward lll and Queen Phillippa of Hainault and Husband to Joan Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald known as Countess of Desmond, Countess of Ormond and Lady Bryan. While I had initial

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Marcela Arocena O´Brien added a passage to O´Brien en el Rio de la Plata in the book History (Yours and Ours)

This picture was taken on May 25, 1995, when the family gathered to celebrate our grandparents 100 years marriage. They were Owen O´Brien and Rafaela Rebollo who married in Montevideo at 21 years old. They had a large family, 11 children and here

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Marcela Arocena O´Brien started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)
Owen O'Brien added a passage to The Nose in the book Faces (Is there a look?)

This is the nose of my great-grandfather, Thomas Patrick O'Brien, of New York City, New York, The United States of America, born 23 November 1904.

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Owen O'Brien added a passage to The Eyes in the book Faces (Is there a look?)

These are the eyes of my great-grandfather, Thomas Patrick O'Brien, of New York City, New York, The United States of America, born 23 November 1904.

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Owen O'Brien added a passage to The Chin in the book Faces (Is there a look?)

This is the chin of my great-grandfather, Thomas Patrick O'Brien, of New York City, New York, The United States of America, born 23 November 1904.

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Garry Bryant added a passage to Finding one's true surname. in the book History (Yours and Ours)

Finding one’s true surname

I am one of the few who became interested in genealogy when a child. I would sit beside my great-grandmother and ask her to tell me stories about her parents and her grandparents. Her answer was not encouraging, “I rea

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Garry Bryant started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)
Sean Matthew O'Brien added a passage to Dark Beer Drinking Injuries in the book Craíc

Well, I do hate to admit it, but in my younger years--yesteryears gone by--I cracked my right top incisor tooth opening a bottle of George Killian's Irish Red. This was back in my military days when I was stationed at Fort Sherman in Panama as part

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Sean Matthew O'Brien started a new thread in Craíc
Sean Matthew O'Brien added a passage to Flann O'Brien (1911-1966) in the book Artistry

Flann O'Brien (born Brian O'Nolan) penned five volumes of fiction under this name. There is a great biography written about him in Murphy and MacKillop, Irish Literature: A Reader, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987. At Swim-Two-Birds and Th

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Sean Matthew O'Brien started a new thread in Artistry
Lady Shirley O'Brien-Cassidy added a passage to A special party in the book Craíc

Growing up Irish, there are just some things your ma never tells you. Take the word 'pissed'. In America it means 'mad' while here in Ireland it means 'drunk'. If there's one or two things in life I've learned, it's your parents should tell you every

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liam hua duinn started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)

Reverend Alexander Henry O'Brien

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PATRICK O’BRIEN emigrated from Ireland (not sure what part) in the early 1800s coming first to Hull, Lower Canada, and then Allumette Island, the Pontiac. By 1839, Patrick, his wife Janet McConnell (of Lanark, Scotland), and three boys (John, Thoma

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Kerrin Charles Muir added a passage to MY O'Brien connection. in the book History (Yours and Ours)

Catherine, Honora, Mary, Bryan, Malachi O'BRIEN; Emigrated to Tasmania between 1854 and 1864.

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Kerrin Charles Muir started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)
Garry Bryant added a passage to Motto and Crest in the book History (Yours and Ours)

History of the O'Brien Clan Arms: The Origin

By Garry Bryant/Garaidh Ó Briain

Heraldry was brought to Ireland with the Anglo-Normans in 1169 A.D. The Irish nobility began adapting this type of heraldry during the next couple of centuries

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Paul O'Brien added a passage to William Smith O'Brien in the book Heroics

William Smith O'Brien (17 October 1803 – 18 June 1864) was an Irish Nationalist, Member of Parliament (MP), and leader of the Young Ireland movement, convicted of sedition for his part in the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, but his sentence of d

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Paul O'Brien started a new thread in Heroics
Paul O'Brien added a passage to Racing with Sir Conor O'Brien in the book Heroics

The 18th Baron Inchiquin and chief of the 750,000 strong O'Brien clan, has taken on a new challenge. "At the age of 59, I went off the rails completely and took up motor racing," he says happily.

Having conquered the Phoenix Park mini handicap in hi

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Paul O'Brien started a new thread in Heroics
Katie O'Brien started a new thread in Heroics
Paul O'Brien started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)
Paul O'Brien started a new thread in Artistry
Paul O'Brien started a new thread in Places
Shawn O'Brien started a new thread in Tales of Brian Boru
Shawn O'Brien started a new thread in History (Yours and Ours)