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Thread #136306   Message #3121581
Posted By: GUEST,Sarah Bennett
25-Mar-11 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Brian Heron - Grandson of James Connoly
Subject: RE: Obit: Brian Heron - Grandson of James Connoly
I feel very fortunate that I got to re- connect with Brian before he passed.He was a very dear friend of my father, Mike Bennett, who also worked alongside Brian at An Claidheamh Soluis in the 80's. They had known each other something like 40 years and had originally met organizing and generally raising Hell.
Since my dad also passed away in December, I hope that he and Brian are reunited now, at complete peace. I hope that they are eternally sailing upon deep blue seas,laughing, and debating politics. Brian's love of celtic culture deeply inspired my father and therefore myself and my siblings to connect with and study our heritage.He will be sorely missed but always remembered and honored for his commitment to social justice .My deepest sympathy to his beautiful family and all of his loved ones and comrades.