Patrick Kavanagh's sisters Annie and Mary recall the poet expressing the wish to be buried in his home place.
- Title Gods Make Their Own Importance
- 1st Broadcast 08/04/1973
- ContributorTom McGurk (Writer/Presenter)
Kieran Sheedy (Producer)
- Clip Duration 00:02:09
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title “I Have A Feeling Of Death On Me And I Want To Be Buried In Inniskeen”
- Extended description
Patrick Kavanagh's sisters Annie and Mary recall the poet attending a performance of 'Tarry Flynn' in Dundalk but becoming ill and returning to Inniskeen. While there he expressed the wish to be buried in his home place. Annie remembers Patrick saying, “I have a feeling of death on me and I want to be buried in Inniskeen”,
'Gods Make Their Own Importance' was a 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 presented the programme.
McGurk said in the RTÉ Guide:
"I hope to present a picture of the forces which sent Kavanagh off to walk the sixty miles to Dublin with his first volume of poems in his pocket a few months before the Hitler war; the forces which caused a young farmer of little formal education 'to lisp in numbers and find it was his very life', the forces which created the most important Irish poet since Yeats."
(6 April, 1973, Vol. 10, No. 14, p.9)
- Local keywords Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Annie Kavanagh, Mary Kavanagh, Tarry Flynn, Dundalk, Inniskeen, Monaghan, Tom McGurk, Kieran Sheedy
- Geographical coverage Ireland, Dundalk, Inniskeen, Monaghan
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1973
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA014083
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
“I Have A Feeling Of Death On Me And I Want To Be Buried In Inniskeen”
Broadcast - 08/04/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:09
"It Was A Life Of Tragedy And Joy"
Broadcast - 30/11/1987
Clip Length - 00:03:12
A Tribute to Patrick Kavanagh
Contributor - Michael O'hAodha
Patrick Kavanagh Buried In Inniskeen
Broadcast - 02/12/1967
Clip Length - 00:00:26
Death of Patrick Kavanagh
Broadcast - 03/12/1967
Clip Length - 00:06:06