Famous Son Of Ireland:  Author/Poet Category Brendan Behan: Famous Irish Author A Dubliner and an Irish poet, novelist and playwright, and also an Irish Republican stalwart. Brendan, with a flair for the unexpected, became a Famous Son Of Ireland as a writer who often courted rave reviews, without ever putting a pen to paper. He was always treasured as a genius writer but life for the genial Dubliner would never be dull and boring.   Brendan died at the young age…