Brendan Behan
 

 

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Brendan Behan 1923-1964

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Born in Dublin. He left school at 14 and not long after that, he joined the IRA. He spent three years in a Borstal institution in England and another five years imprisoned in the Curragh Camp. It was in the Curragh that he learned to speak Irish. His works include The Quare Fellow, The Hostage, Borstal Boy, Brendan Behanís New York and Richardís Cork Leg. He enjoyed the fame that his works brought him but he was not able to handle it well and in the end it destroyed him. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book