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Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

Poet, writer, playwright. Born Dublin. Irish republican and, aged 16 - 23, volunteer in the IRA. He once described himself as a "a drinker with a writing problem". Collapsed in a Dublin bar and d...

Person, Poetry, Theatre, Literature, Ireland

1 memorial

William Behnes

William Behnes

Born London but brought up in Dublin. Very successful and prolific sculptor but he was a difficult man with "evil habits" (which seem to have been mainly liquid) and never achieved membership of t...

Person, Sculpture, Ireland

3 memorials

John Desmond Bernal

John Desmond Bernal

Crystallographer. Born in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Person, Science, Ireland

1 memorial

Annie Besant

Annie Besant

Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self rule. Born Annie Wood at 2 Fish Street Hill. Married, aged 19, Frank Besant (brother to Sir Walter) bu...

Person, Nationalism, Politics & Administration, Gender Issues, Paranormal, India, Ireland

4 memorials

Captain M. F. Blaney

Captain M. F. Blaney

Royal Engineer killed defusing a bomb. Awarded the George Cross posthumously and Blaney Crescent, E6, where we understand there is/was another plaque, was named for him. Blaney had already defused ...

Person, Armed Forces, Tragedy, War Memorial WW2, Ireland

1 memorial

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