If you are visiting my blog because of RTE’s Nationwide programme, you are very welcome, and I hope you will like it.

I started this blog in May 2010, and at first wrote about miscellaneous things that interested me. Since Sean died of SADS on 17 October 2010, the blog has mostly been about him. If you wish, you can click on the links under the ‘Archives’ heading to the right to see what I was writing in any given month.

Details of my novel Larris & Me are given HERE.

I have written around 23 songs since Sean died (having never written any before). Three of these have been recorded with good-quality equipment and are on YouTube:

Sean and Clio in the Snow
Beating Heart
Come Back and See Me

The rest I recorded on a small Dictaphone-type device, sometimes with Pauline singing too. They are as follows (please click on a title to visit the post, and follow the link to listen):

Running in the Dark
Do You Hear Me When I Speak?
Pink and Gold
The Well
July to September
Nothing But Love
One Way
The Road
All Because of You
Devil’s Bit
Hey Sean
The Heat of Love
No Way of Knowing
Lament for Sean O’Brien
7021 Days
Gone Away
Love Remains
Losing You
Love You and I Always Will

Thank you for your interest! It is much appreciated. Please feel free to leave a comment if you wish (first you may need to click on ‘Nationwide’ at the very top of this post).



Filed under Blogging, Death, Ireland, Memories, Philosophy of life

6 responses to “Nationwide

  1. Catherine Hastings

    To you Brendan and your family, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Sean. Your love for him shines through on the programme and in this blog. He is a very handsome young man. We lost a daughter in 2002 when she was 17 and our nephew earlier this year at age 22. It is a hard, long road. I hope you find peace and that life will show you joy again.

    • Thanks very much for this, Catherine, and I’m very sorry for your own loss. It is great to have had so much support from so many people from the start, and still today. Yes, it’s a hard road – things will never be the same, but life is still great in many ways.

  2. Ike Jakson

    Congrats Brendan

    You thoroughly deserve all the compliments that you get; do accept the same from me too.

    You are giving many others new and more hope.


    On 9/18/13, The road to God knows where … Brendan O’Brien

  3. Shermeen

    Hello Brendan. Thanks to the link, I have now seen the programme. It reinforced what I already knew. Pauline and you came across as the gentle and dignified people you are. And yes, your kitchen looks lovelier in a video 🙂

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