Locals Not Impressed With Kavanagh's Farming

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

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Patrick Kavanagh's interest in reading outweighed his interest in farming. Neighbours recount stories of how Kavanagh had no idea about farming.

  • Title
    Gods Makes Their Own Importance
  • 1st Broadcast
    08/04/1973
  • Contributor
    Tom McGurk
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:24
  • Material Type
    Audio
  • Clip title
    Locals Not Impressed With Kavanagh's Farming
  • Extended description

    Neighbours tell Tom McGurk how Patrick Kavanagh was often more interested in reading than farming and how the farm horse 'Oul Glug' "knew the way home better than he did."
    "... And he was reading the paper behind the cart..."
    Included here is a recital of Kavanagh’s poem 'Kerr’s Ass'.

    One neighbour comments "He was good for nothing...He had no idea about farming". Another describes how Kavanagh was often distracted from farm work by the newspaper.

  • Information

    'Gods Make Their Own Importance', a radio documentary presents

    "A partial portrait of Patrick Kavanagh, poet and novelist, as seen by himself, by his own people in South Ulster and by Tom McGurk, who wrote and compiled the programme."
    (RTÉ Guide, April 6, 1973, Vol.10, No.14, p.12)

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Inniskeen, Farming
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1973
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    AA014083
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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