Kathleen Behan

Life
1889-1991 [Mrs Behan, née Kearney]; b. Dublin; sister of Peadar Kearney; worked for Whitecross Republican Aid Assoc.; housekeeper to Maud Gonne; mother of Brendan, Brian and Dominic Behan; recorded When All the World Was Young (1981).

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Works
Mother of All the Behans: The Story of Kathleen Behan [As told to Brian Behan] (London: Hutchinson, 1984), 137pp., trans. in French as Mère de tous les Behan (Terre de brume 1998), 120pp.

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References
Katie Donovan, A. N. Jeffares & Brendan Kennelly, eds., Ireland’s Women (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1994), gives extract; see also Ferocious Irish Women (Cork: Mercier, 1991).

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