Katherine Kavanagh, Therese Cronin, Joan Ryan, and Leland Bardwell, discuss Kavanagh as a man and a poet. Footage presented here is taken from three separate programmes documenting Kavanagh including 'Gentle Tiger', 'The Jungle of Pembroke Road' and 'The Fleeting City'.
The accompanying image shows Katherine Kavanagh, Patrick's widow, ca.1978, standing by the banks of the Grand Canal near Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin.
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Kavanagh's wife, Katherine, Therese Cronin, Joan Ryan and Leland Bardwell talk about the poet's relationship with women.
Joan Ryan remembers her first meeting with Patrick Kavanagh and having tea with him in Mitchell's.
Patrick Kavanagh met Katherine Moloney, a friend of Therese Cronin and Leland Bardwell, in London in 1957. Barland says of Katherine, "She did so much for him and I think it's often overlooked."