Tribute To Brendan

EXHIBITION : BRENDAN BEHAN

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Michael Ó hAodha pays tribute to Brendan Behan on the death of the writer in 1964.

  • Title
    Tribute To Brendan Behan
  • 1st Broadcast
    21/03/1964
  • Contributor
    Michael Ó hAodha (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:57
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Tribute To Brendan
  • Extended description

    Michael Ó hAodha a radio producer and an Assistant Controller of Programmes for Radio Éireann pays tribute to Brendan Behan in a short broadcast following his death in March 1964. He quotes Behan's own words from the end of 'The Hostage',

    "The bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling for you but not for me. Oh death where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling or grave thy victory. If you meet the undertaker or the the young man from the Pru get a pint with what is left over now I'll say goodbye to you."

  • Information

    Brendan Behan died on the 20 March 1964. Michael Ó hAodha broadcast this tribute to the writer on 21 March 1964.

    The photograph accompanying this clip shows Brendan Behan leaving the High Court 9 February 1961.
    Photographers Andy Farren and Padraig MacBrien
    © Irish Photo Archive B728-8467
    The image is reproduced here with the kind permission of http://www.irishphotoarchive.ie

  • Local keywords
    Brendan Behan, Literature, Arts, Culture, Michael Ó hAodha
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1964
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BB2336
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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