Writer and painter John Ryan and Kavanagh's brother Peter reflect on the Patrick Kavanagh's belief that he was reborn as a poet on the banks of the canal.

Paul Durcan reads from 'Canal Bank Walk' by Patrick Kavanagh.

"..He had some mystical experience where he realised that the important thing was to put no importance on anything..." (John Ryan)

This was a God-like revelation for Kavanagh.