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1964 – Brendan Behan, writer/poet, dies at 41 in the Meath Hospital from complications caused by diabetes and alcohol.

“What the hell difference does it make, left or right? There were good men lost on both sides.” –Brendan Behan

Brendan Francis Behan was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. 327 more words

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I only drink on two occasions — when I’m thirsty and when I’m not.

Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright Brendan Behan (1923 – 20 March 1964), and also well known for his hard-drinking lifestyle.

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lá sona ú patrick ar a thabhairt duit !

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.

~ Brendan Behan… 6 more words


St. Patrick's Day

I am every kind of Celt. Scots, Welsh, Irish. I probably bleed green. Although I refer to my children as Maddie and Moses on here, they have strong, traditional Irish names. 176 more words


When New York banned Brendan Behan from the St. Patrick's Day Parade

On March 13th 1961, a beaming Brendan Behan and his somewhat less enthusiastic wife Beatrice arrived in New York on the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth. As the ship docked at Pier 90 near West 50th Street on the North River, a photographer from the Daily News captured him, calmly sipping tea and smoking a cigar. 1,485 more words

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