|Title:||Brendan Behan Manuscript|
|Collection No.:||MSE/IR 1071|
|Creator:||Behan, Brendan (1923-1964)|
|Extent:||1 typescript: 10 pages.|
|Language:||Collection material in English|
|Repository:||University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556|
Behan, Brendan, 1923-1964
Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection
Preferred Citation: Brendan Behan Manuscript, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.
Acquisition and Processing Note: Acquired at Mealy's Auction, December 2016. Finding aid by Aedín Clements.
Brendan Behan (1923-1964) was born in Dublin and became involved in the IRA early in life, and was incarcerated in Hollesley Bay, Suffolk as a youth and later in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin for shooting at a Garda (police officer).
A housepainter by trade, Behan was a playwright, poet, balladmaker and novelist as well as being known as a popular storyteller and singer. He wrote and published in both Irish and English.
Among Behan's best-known works are
The typescript is a complete short story with the title "A Coat for Confirmation". This appears to be an early draft of Behan's short story "The Confirmation Suit", first published in
Related material: The Liam Creagh Collection on Brendan Behan, MSE/IR 1070; The Brendan Behan Ballad Collection (in process)