"...And There Ended My Formal Learnin."

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

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For the 1966 television documentary, 'The Writers – Patrick Kavanagh', Kavanagh returned to his home place of Inniskeen.

  • Title
    Patrick Kavanagh
  • 1st Broadcast
    10/10/1966
  • Contributor
    Patrick Kavanagh
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:47
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    The Writers
  • Clip title
    "...And There Ended My Formal Learnin."
  • Extended description

    For the 1966 television documentary, 'The Writers – Patrick Kavanagh', Kavanagh returned to his home place of Inniskeen. Kavanagh, from his own script for this programme, reads an extract from the novel 'Tarry Flynn' and visits the national school he attended at Kednaminsha.

    "...And this is the house I was born in, and this is the lane down which Tarry Flynn rode his bicycle with his neighbour Eusebius Cassidy..."

  • Information

    On 10 October 1966, the first of an occasional series on Irish writers was broadcast on RTÉ Television. The subject of this episode was the poet Patrick Kavanagh. In the same week, Patrick Kavanagh devoted his weekly column in the RTÉ Guide to film and himself. He wrote:

    "The film of my life and hard lines to be shown on the 10th is based on my belief that things of public importance are never of any importance."
    (RTÉ Guide, Oct 7, 1966, Vol.3, No. 41, p.8)

    (Unrestored Version)

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Inniskeen, Monaghan, Tarry Flynn
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1966
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P2/00066
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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