Art by Shane Sutton. Richmond cottages, Dublin 1.
Colum Cronin tweets:
Been up for quite a while but deserves more eyes on it
“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter”
— Dublin By Pub (@dublinbypub) August 23, 2019
John Gallen writes:
A small teaser of three of the new walls to be seen for 2019’s Waterford Walls this weekend,
Of the three pieces pictured…
Artist: Taquen – image of a woman. Can be seen on Thomas Street .
Friend of Bill writes:
Good to see our attitude toward alcohol is ‘maturing’ not to mention our ‘respect’ for our great artists…
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Mark Corcoran (top right) representing The Students of DIT Societies presented Game of Thrones actor and DIT alum Liam Cunningham, with the Brendan Behan Award for his ‘outstanding contribution to the arts and in recognition of his humanitarian work’.
The Award was established in 2016 by the students of DIT Societies to acknowledge those who have demonstrated excellence in the area of the arts, culture and the media.
Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
On the banks of the Royal Canal, off Dorset Street, Dublin 1.
Frank McNally tweetz:
Summertime in Dublin. The morning after a party at Brendan Behan’s place.
Royal Canal, Dorset Lane, Drumcondra, Dublin
Damien Dempsey at the Brendan Behan statue for the launch of the inaugural I.NY cultural festival taking place in Limerick, October 5-15.
The festival “explores and celebrates the relationship between Ireland and New York through a programme of cultural, arts, diaspora and education events” and will feature Damien, Glen Hansard and guitarist Gerry Leonard.
Rare on sale images of Brendan Behan getting arrested and saying his prayers in a Toronto jail in March 1961.
Via The Torontoist:
Behan barrelled into Toronto on Sunday, March 19, 1961, in an unhappy mood. Days earlier, in New York City, he’d been publicly humiliated when he was barred from participating in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade over organisers’ fears he’d be an embarrassing nuisance….
…Although Behan and his wife Beatrice were welcomed by the mayor—who awarded Behan a pair of gold cufflinks and playfully warned him to behave himself—it didn’t take long for the city’s pro-British contingent to make them feel unwelcome.. “We knew, of course,” Beatrice recorded in her memoirs, My Life with Brendan (Nash Publishing, 1973), “that there was a strong Orange feeling in the city and that an Irish Republican like Brendan, despite a reputation as a dramatist, wasn’t welcome….”
Thanks Sibling of Daedalus