RTÉ Archives present a collection of audio-visual and documentary records of the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh the man and the poet.
The launch of this exhibition coincides with what would have been Patrick Kavanagh's birthday (21 October).

Presented here are reflections and commentary on Kavanagh's early life in Inniskeen, his life and work in literary Dublin, his literary contributions, his time as a film critic at the RTV Guide, and the relationships he built throughout his life.


The exhibition provides an audio-visual record of Kavanagh's life from RTÉ television footage, radio clips and articles from the RTÉ Guide, and offers supplementary evidence for those interested in researching and writing about Kavanagh and the contribution he made.

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The accompanying photograph shows Patrick Kavanagh on the set of the RTÉ Television arts programme 'Spectrum' in the autumn of 1964.
© RTÉ Stills Library 1025-100