by ehistoryadmin on October 19, 2019

Irish Independent 21 September 1951

Mr. James Behan

The death has occurred after a prolonged illness of Mr. James Behan, Lughill, Monasterevan, one of the founders of Sinn Fein in Kildare and a prominent figure in the War of Independence. He opposed the Treaty and was imprisoned in the Curragh, Portlaoighise and Tintown Camp, where he underwent hunger strike.

Mr. Behan was a close friend of Donal O Buachalla, former Governor General. He was a representative of Sinn Fein on Kildare Co. Council and was later chairman of that Council for a number of years.

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