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Subject: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: ossonflags
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 03:01 PM

They have unveiled a statue to the great man on the banks of the Royal canal in Dublin. Have scoured the web to no avail trying to find pictorial evidence.Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 04:01 PM

Come listen to me story; its about a nice young man.
When the guards they wasn't wanting him ye could hear him sing a song,
It could be crude and very rude, and scurrilous in image,
As it rang out loud above the crowd crossing the Carlisle Bridge.

This young man he wrote a play that occasioned quite a scandal,
Provisionally and officially the irate called him a vandal;
Quick as a wink he took a drink to drown the vituperation,
To even the score he drank some more to his devalerastation.

Fifty years have passed and gone, and all his sins are shriven,
In our euro republic even republicans can be forgiven;
By the Royal Canal, in bronze banal, a statue to him they've erected,
But its hidden right well out of sight where it cannot be detected!


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: ossonflags
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 10:34 AM

Love the lyrics "guest", but am no further finding a picture/photograph of the statue.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: Cluin
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 04:19 PM

Would it look anything like this?

Anyway, I bet it has a pint glass in his hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: darkriver
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 09:30 PM

ossonflags,

Can't find a full pic of it either, but there's a partial pic of it here, and a description of it in the Irish Examiner for 12/09/2003:


The piece which depicts Behan sitting on a park bench also features a singing blackbird with its plumage made up of some of the author's favourite tunes including An Ciul Fionn.

Sculptor John Coll said he took his inspiration for the piece from Behan's creative side rather than his destructive one "before fame, fortune and drink got the better of him".

The sculpture was designed so that the figure would appear eye- to-eye with anyone sitting on the bench as the writer loved interacting with the ordinary people of Dublin, said Mr Coll.

doug


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: ossonflags
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 02:35 PM

I have written to the Irish tourist board and they have kindly offered to send me a photo when they have taken one !!!! Hows that for service?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 05 - 02:49 PM

Knowing Bord Faultcha, I'd wait until they deliver before commenting upon their service.


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: ossonflags
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 05:38 AM

Well, "Guest" I have used the services of "Borde Failte" for over thirty years and have found them most helpful. Always speak as you find, dontcha think?


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 06:35 AM

In my (numerous)experiences Bord Failte have been superb, however Michael I will be in Dublin a few weeks I will see if I can locate and take said Photograph


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Subject: RE: BS: Brendan Behan statue
From: ossonflags
Date: 20 Jan 05 - 09:52 AM

A happy New Year to you and yours Nick!

Many thanks for that ,the location is on an earlier reply to this thread.

PS: when are you going to Dublin?


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