Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

Brendan Francis Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom and was also imprisoned in Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.

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Birthday: February 9, 1923

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“A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.”
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Michelle Osei

Absolutely right, sooo proud of my name

November 22, 2019 19:54
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This Really Reflects me

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This is my sister all the way.

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This is me

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Who is Sandra and also is gemini?

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Sharon Scott

That is so true ,I never love my name until I have read it in the Bible how many times it mention and how important it is.

November 12, 2019 19:58
Sherry Crowe

Yep

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Carolyn Brown

This is spot on about me.. Italian meaning of Carolyn is strong and she knows

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Carolyn Young

Wow so true

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