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Fleeting City the London Years of Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh is regarded as one of the most outstanding writers of the 20th century. Ireland was his home but Patrick felt more comfortable living in London. In this documentary Kevin O'Connor explores why Patrick didn't feel free in Ireland. (1976)

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Fleeting City the London Years of Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh is regarded as one of the prominent poets of the 20th century. Some of Patrick’s best known work includes the poem ‘On Raglan Road’ and ‘The Green Fool’, a novel about his upbringing in rural Ireland.

Although Ireland was his home, Patrick went to London in search of freedom and to get away from what he described as a constant critical eye in Ireland.

In this documentary, Kevin O’Connor explores the life and career of this great Irish poet and novelist, speaking to those who knew him best. It also features some extracts from his poems and novels.

Presented and produced by Kevin O’Connor.

First broadcast: April 1976

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries

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