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Dominic Behan (22 October 1928 - 3 August 1989)(Gaelic: Doiminic Ó Beacháin) was an Irish songwriter, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. He was also a committed socialist and Irish Republican. Born into a literary family Dominic Behan was one of the most influential Irish songwriters of the 20th Century. is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Gaelic as an adjective means pertaining to the Gaels, whether to their language or their culture. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ... Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party (Pronounced fee-na fall.) (English: Soldiers of Destiny) is the largest political party in the Republic of Ireland. ...

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Biography

Early life

Behan was born in inner-city Dublin into an educated working class family. His father was Stephen Behan, who fought for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in the Anglo-Irish War. His mother took them on literary tours of the city. Behan's maternal uncle, Peadar Kearney, wrote "A Soldier's Song", the song the Irish National Anthem was based on. At the age of thirteen, Behan left school to follow his father's footsteps in the housepainting business. The Family House in which his Behan lived in, was property of Christine English, Dominic's grand mother, also owner of several properties, houses in the city. His father Stephen Behan, was member of the IRA and had been one of Michael Collins' "Twelve Apostles", responsible for several murders of officers from the British Army during the war between England and Ireland. He was banned from a professorial future career for refusing to swear to be true to the Irish Free State after the Irish civil war. WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Stephen Behan was an Irish republican who was father of two famous writers Brendan Behan and Dominic Behan. ... Following the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921, the Irish Republican Army in the 26 counties that were to become the Irish Free State split between supporters and opponents of the Treaty. ... An Irish War of Independence memorial in Dublin The Anglo-Irish War (also known as the Irish War of Independence) was a guerrilla campaign mounted against the British government in Ireland by the Irish Republican Army under the proclaimed legitimacy of the First Dáil, the extra-legal Irish parliament... Peadar Kearney (December 12, 1883 - November 1942) wrote the lyrics to Amhrán na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, in 1907. ... Amhrán na bhFiann (IPA: ) is the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland. ...


Republican and political activities

In 1937, the family moved to a new local authority housing scheme in Crumlin. Here, Behan became a member of Fianna Éireann, the youth organization of the IRA and published his first poems and prose in the organization's magazine Fianna: the Voice of Young Ireland. In 1952, Behan was arrested in Dublin for leading a civil disobedience campaign in protest against the ruling government's failure to tackle critical economic issues including unemployment. Behan was subsequently jailed for his part in other campaigns protesting the government's treatment of the working class in Ireland. 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Crumlin (Croimghlinn in Irish) is a suburb of Dublin, Ireland, situated on the Southside of the city between Walkinstown, Drimnagh and Kimmage. ... A recruitment poster for the now-defunct Fianna Éireann group associated with Provisional Sinn Féin. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...


Behan, the writer

On release from gaol Dominic Behan married Josephine Quinn, the daughter of John Quinn, a cabinet maker from Glasgow. The Quinns were active in the Communist Party and other left-wing organisations in Glasgow. They emigrated to England where Behan worked for the BBC, writing radio scripts, mainly for the "Third Programme". His play Posterity Be Damned, produced in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in 1959, dealt with republican activity after the Civil War of 1922–23. An autobiographical novel "Teems of Times" (1961) was received to critical acclaim, particularly by Kenneth Tynan. A biography of his brother, Brendan Behan, appeared in 1965, My Brother Brendan. Kenneth Peacock Tynan (April 2, 1927 - July 26, 1980), was an influential and often controversial British theatre critic and writer. ... Brendan Francis Behan (Irish: Breandán Ó Beacháin) (February 9, 1923 - March 20, 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright who wrote in both Irish and English. ...


During the 1960s and 1970s Dominic wrote a number of television plays for British television in showcases such as "Play for today" and "Armchair Theatre". One of these plays, "The Folk Singer" (1972), was restructured for the theatre and presented during the height of the troubles at Belfast's Lyric theatre.


Arguably, it was as a songwriter that Dominic excelled. His songs became popular among the Irish living in England, especially The Patriot Game, McAlpine's Fusilers, Avondale, The Merry Ploughboy, Famine Song and Liverpool Lou. Teems of Times was dramatized in the early 80s on television by RTÉ. The Patriot Game is an Irish ballad that critically examines the posture of the IRA during the 1950s. ... Avondale is a placename in the following countries: Canada Avondale Acres, Alberta Avondale Estates, Alberta Avondale, New Brunswick Avondale Road, New Brunswick Avondale, Hants County, Nova Scotia Avondale, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Avondale Station, Nova Scotia Avondale, Newfoundland and Labrador Avondale, Ontario Avondale, Prince Edward Island United States of America...


Behan's death

Dominic died at home in Glasgow, aged 60, on 3 August 1989 of pancreatic cancer, shortly after the publication of his critically acclaimed novel "The Public world of Parable Jones". He was survived by his widow, and two sons, Fintan and Stephen. He was cremated, his ashes being scattered at the Royal Canal, Dublin near his birthplace by his longtime friend Seán Garland, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of which Dominic Behan had been a staunch supporter for many years. “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumour within the pancreatic gland. ... Seán Garland (born 7 March 1934) is president of the Workers Party of Ireland. ... The Workers Party is a name used by various political parties throughout the world. ...


Behan had more than 450 songs published during his lifetime, which does not include works which were not published.


Works

Plays

  • Posterity Be Damned (1959)
  • The Folk Singer (1969)
  • Tell Dublin I Miss Her(1998)
  • Ireland Mother Ireland(1969)

1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

Books

  • Teems of Times (1961)
  • My Brother Brendan (1965)
  • The Life and Times of Spike Milligan (1987)
  • The Public World of Parable Jones (1988)
  • The Catacombs (1989)
  • Ireland Sings! (1966)
  • The Singing Irish (1969)

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ...

Songs

The Patriot Game is an Irish ballad that critically examines the posture of the IRA during the 1950s. ... Come Out Ye Black and Tans (sometimes Black and Tan) is an Irish rebel song referring to the Black and Tans, the British paramilitary police auxiliary force in Ireland during the 1920s. ...

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