A very early one from Mr. O'Dea on what appears to have been a lovely sunny day as he strolled along the banks of the Royal Canal. Not sure when Brendan Behan, who was born 100 years ago and who wrote/made the song famous, was in the 'Joy but the sounds of the Auld Triangle, rung or sung, would have jarred with the peacefulness of the scene!
Photographer: James P. O'Dea
Collection:James P. O'Dea
Date :Circa 1938
NLI Ref.: ODEA 1/54
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