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InOBU Obit: Brian Heron - Grandson of James Connoly (22) Obit: Brian Herrin - Grandson of James Connoly 11 Mar 11

Today, just a little while ago, in California, Brian Herrin passed away. He was the founder of the Irish Arts Center, at the time, closely associated with Oficial Irish Republicanism, it was a prime shaker of the moderen cultural sense of self among Irish Americans.

He was a force of nature, often hard to get along with, but a loving fellow who did not hold grudges, and was always calling his friends for a new great adventure, from building currachs, to starting new Irish language schools.

His grandfather was James Connoly, the founder of the Irish People's Amry and in that the founder of the modern IRA. Brian lived his grandfather's promice, "We shall rise again."

His uprising was a cultural awakening through theater, music, and hands on transfer of traditional arts and culture.

His son tells me he died the way he lived, very ill, and with no one promicing him long term servival, he began to organise to run for president of Ireland.

I, and many others, some who don't admit to it, owe him alot for leading into living our cultural heritage, and more, taking out of the home and into the mainstream of the world arts community.

His is survived by his sons, Uri, Morgan and Che, and his wife Belinda and former wife Ania.

The world will be a little more peaceful and orderly without Brian, and certainly poorer for that.

Slan agus go raith maith agut, Brian

Is mise, le meas

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