He Was The One With The Genius

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

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Talking to Professor Augustine Kavanagh, Dr. Peter Kavanagh talks about his relationship with his brother and his realisation that Patrick was a genius.

  • Title
    Brother Commemorate Me
  • 1st Broadcast
    28/11/1987
  • Contributor
    Augustine Martin (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:06:33
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    -
  • Clip title
    He Was The One With The Genius
  • Extended description

    Talking to Professor Augustine Kavanagh, Dr. Peter Kavanagh talks about his relationship with his brother and his realisation that Patrick was a genius.

    There was a considerable age gap between Peter and Patrick. Peter remembers first becoming aware of Patrick’s talent for writing verse in the late 1920’s. Peter describes himself as Patrick’s audience and critic. He talks about the most important moments in Patrick's life and labels Patrick a genius, despite his lack of education and the perception people had of him.

    A more intense collaboration began when Patrick moved to Dublin, where Peter supported Patrick in their meagre bedsit. Peter describes their own private war, a war of the poet that wished to survive.

  • Information

    'Brother Commemorate Me' was one of two television programmes broadcast in 1987 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Patrick Kavanagh. Professor Augustine Martin talks to Dr. Peter Kavanagh about his late brother.

    The second programme was the documentary 'Gentle Tiger'.

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Augustine Martin, Peter Kavanagh
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ Two (Network 2)
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    B30/1518
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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