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A MAJOR new exhibition of work by sculptor and artist John Behan opens this Friday October 13 at the Kenny Gallery. Award-winning actor Stephen Rea will officially open the exhibition entitled Eternal Recurrence, at 6pm.
This week’s title borrows from John Kells Ingram’s famous 1843 political ballad, "The Memory of the Dead". In his poem, Ingram posits that later generations turned their fattened backs on the memory of the rebels of 1798, "Who Fears to Speak of '98?" Ingram was not a republican, but he penned his piece for the nationalist paper The Nation because he sympathised with what the United Irishmen had attempted to do and he had always pledged to defend brave men who opposed tyranny.