"It Was A Life Of Tragedy And Joy"

EXHIBITION : PATRICK KAVANAGH

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Tomás Mac Anna, Peter Kavanagh, Katherine Kavanagh and Dr Richard Riordan talk of Kavanagh's illness and death.

  • Title
    Gentle Tiger
  • 1st Broadcast
    30/11/1987
  • Contributor
    Tom McArdle (Producer)
    Tomás Mac Anna
    Peter Kavanagh
    Katherine Kavanagh
    Paul Durcan
  • Clip Duration
    00:03:12
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Clip title
    "It Was A Life Of Tragedy And Joy"
  • Extended description

    Tomás Mac Anna, Peter Kavanagh, Katherine Kavanagh and Dr Richard Riordan talk of Kavanagh's illness and death. Paul Durcan reads from his poem 'November 1967' about his reaction to the death of Patrick Kavanagh.
     

    The extract of Paul Durcan's poem 'November 1967' appears courtesy of the poet.

  • Information

    'Gentle Tiger' marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of poet and novelist, Patrick Kavanagh. 'Gentle Tiger' is a documentary in which his widow Katherine, brother Peter, neighbours and friends put their memories of Patrick Kavanagh on record. Poets George Barker, Séamus Heaney and Paul Durcan, Professors Denis Donoghue and Brendan Kennelly are among the contributors.
    The documentary includes photographs and documents from the Kavanagh Archive in UCD, archive material from Adrian Cronin's film of Patrick Kavanagh, and footage taken by John Ryan, on Bloomsday 1954.

    'Gentle Tiger' was produced by Tom McCardle and was broadcast on 30 November 1987.

  • Local keywords
    Patrick Kavanagh, Tomás Mac Anna, Peter Kavanagh, Katherine Kavanagh, Richard Riordan, Paul Durcan
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1987
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    P538/00087
  • 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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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