If Dublin became Kavanagh's town, then the environs of Baggot Street became his parish. Here he was known and took an interest in the lives of the locals.

In this extract from the radio documentary 'The Jungle of Pembroke Road', writers and friends of Kavanagh, Benedict Kiely and Anthony Cronin, and a local shopkeeper, recall Kavanagh's relationship with the locality of Baggot Street.

...Baggot Street, if you look at it, has all the characteristics of a street in a country town: it even has a bridge at the end of it, small shops, everything that Paddy needed to make him feel he was walking up and down Carrickmacross on a market day...

(Benedict Kiely)