Talking to Professor Augustine Kavanagh, Dr. Peter Kavanagh talks about his relationship with his brother and his realisation that Patrick was a genius.
- Title Brother Commemorate Me
- 1st Broadcast 28/11/1987
- ContributorAugustine Martin (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:06:33
- Material Type Video
- Series title -
- Clip title He Was The One With The Genius
- Extended description
There was a considerable age gap between Peter and Patrick. Peter remembers first becoming aware of Patrick’s talent for writing verse in the late 1920’s. Peter describes himself as Patrick’s audience and critic. He talks about the most important moments in Patrick's life and labels Patrick a genius, despite his lack of education and the perception people had of him.
A more intense collaboration began when Patrick moved to Dublin, where Peter supported Patrick in their meagre bedsit. Peter describes their own private war, a war of the poet that wished to survive.
'Brother Commemorate Me' was one of two television programmes broadcast in 1987 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Patrick Kavanagh. Professor Augustine Martin talks to Dr. Peter Kavanagh about his late brother.
The second programme was the documentary 'Gentle Tiger'.
- Local keywords Patrick Kavanagh, Poet, Poetry, Augustine Martin, Peter Kavanagh
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Two (Network 2)
- Production year 1987
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier B30/1518
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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Clip Length - 00:06:33
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