Brendan Behan's Centenary
February 9th, 2023, marks one hundred years since writer Brendan Behan was born at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin. A proud denizen of the Temple Street area of Dublin city, his richly creative life was cut short by premature death in 1964.
Today is a timely reminder of Behan's paternal family tree which Historyeye researched not too long ago.
Brendan Behan and feathered friend at rest by the banks of the Royal Canal
St George's Church, Harwicke Place, part of the George's Pocket area of Dublin loved by Brendan Behan