Borstal boy at the gaiety

The Fenian blood would be stirred in the dead body of a watery pike watching Brendan Behans play the borstal boy. A story of a boy sent to do a mans job in a world where civilisation is still in the last dieing grips of an empire that had lost its purpose and its power to the passion for freedom of indigenous peoples. The cruelty and discrimination a weak force against the heart of a poet ,a patriot and a boy who was at 16 already more of a man than his captors . Half time in the Gaiety theatre in Dublin where the Liffey flows down to the Irish Sea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s