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
- ContributorTom McArdle (Producer)
Tomás Mac Anna
- Clip Duration 00:03:12
- Material Type Video
- Clip title "It Was A Life Of Tragedy And Joy"
- Extended description
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.
'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
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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)
“I Have A Feeling Of Death On Me And I Want To Be Buried In Inniskeen”
Broadcast - 08/04/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:09
"It Was A Life Of Tragedy And Joy"
Broadcast - 30/11/1987
Clip Length - 00:03:12
A Tribute to Patrick Kavanagh
Contributor - Michael O'hAodha
Patrick Kavanagh Buried In Inniskeen
Broadcast - 02/12/1967
Clip Length - 00:00:26
Death of Patrick Kavanagh
Broadcast - 03/12/1967
Clip Length - 00:06:06