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Patrick Kavanagh was born in the village of Enniskeen, Co Monaghan on 21st October 1904. The son of a shoemaker and small farmer, he moved to Dublin at the age of 35, where he lived in poverty for most of his life. 362 more words


'Like champagne. . . or the Aurora Borealis'

The death of maverick Irish writer, Brendan Behan, (above)  50 years ago, has been much remarked upon. But Behan shares this anniversary year with another major Irish literary figure, playwright Sean O’Casey, who appears as a character in my latest novel, … 592 more words

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Theatre Review: Borstal Boy @ The Gaiety

Alan Lambert previews the theatrical take on Brendan Behan’s autobiographical tale, ahead of its opening night at the Gaiety Theatre this evening

Having read the novel and having seen the movie of Brendan Behan’s autobiographical tale, … 468 more words


Quotable Quotes - Happy Friday Night!

“As regards drink, I can only say that in Dublin, during the depression when I was growing up, drunkenness was not regarded as a social disgrace.  18 more words

Competition – Borstal Boy – Gaiety Theatre – Ticket Giveaway

We have two tickets to give away to two lucky winners for Borstal Boy on September 23rd at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. To be in with a chance of winning, just email your name and postal address to… 605 more words