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heyrustyLK: Patrick Kavanagh would have been one of the all time great Redditors

DanMulhall: This is a poem by Patrick Kavanagh (1905-1967) entitled ‘The Hospital’. It begins ‘A year ago I fell in love with the functional ward/Of a chest hospital’. It celebrates the glory of ordinary things: ‘the inexhaustible adventure of a gravelled yard.’

Charles09700300: "On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now" – Patrick Kavanagh, 'On Raglan Road.' Photo: South Loop, Chicago. May 2022

NessaNessaf: Magnet4Europe visit to Patrick Kavanagh ward MISA from our twinning hospital Long Island Jewish Medical Centre New York.

benmorrisactor: Farmers Bridge Locks, Birmingham: May Morning Based on Inniskeen Road: July Evening by Patrick Kavanagh

HarryWatson63: 'Innocence' by Patrick Kavanagh They laughed at one I loved- The triangular hill that hung Under the Big Forth. They said That I was bounded by the whitethorn hedges Of the little farm and did not know the world...

APPI3PI3: no way patrick kavanagh was ‘too good’ for hilda moriarty he didn’t even shower

Galmoygaa: J J Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling Lge Rd 2 : 07mins 1st half Galmoy : 0-1(1)Patrick Doyle Naomh Bríd : 0-2(2)

Galmoygaa: J J Kavanagh and Sons All County Junior Hurling Lge Rd 2 : 16mins 1st half Galmoy : 1-4(7)Callum Lonergan from a Patrick Doyle delivery Naomh Bríd : 1-4(7)

tim_carey1: 75 years ago, on October 3, 1946, the Irish Press published a new poem by Patrick Kavanagh called 'Dark-Haired Miriam Ran Away' about medical student Hilda Moriarty. Later, at the request of Kavanagh, Luke Kelly turned it into the song Raglan Road (spot the key line change).

CavanArtsFest: Join us in the Town Hall Cavan Theatre, Thursday May 19th at 8pm for: ‘A WHITER SHADE OF SHANCO’ Homage to Patrick Kavanagh by Pat Mc Cabe and Damian Brennan With Ted McCarthy and legendary Paddy Goodwin! For more info see

TheTLS: ‘One reason the story of the Phoenix Park murders continues to fascinate is that it did not end with the perpetrators’ trial and execution.’

TheIrishKieran: Derry City will test Shamrock Rovers back three with real attacking threats. Although they are bit light defensively. Dummigan a key player in this team. Kavanagh back to his former club, but no Patrick McEleney who came off injured against St Pats on Monday.

TheTLS: 'The informer was fatally shot on board the steamship Melrose, en route from Cape Town to Durban, by a fellow Irishman.'

kavanaghcentre: The annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award are back! For more details ...

MaireMcSorley: "There will be bluebells growing under the big trees And you will be there and I will be there in May" Patrick Kavanagh

usasharenews: A beautiful Irish poem from Patrick Kavanagh for Mother’s Day

usasharenews: A beautiful Irish poem from Patrick Kavanagh for Mother’s Day

ilya_poet: “O you are not lying in the wet clay, For it is a harvest evening now” — Patrick Kavanagh, In Memory of My Mother:

GildagoldAmom: Sanctity by Patrick Kavanagh  To be a poet and not know the trade To be a lover and repel all women Twin ironies by which great saints are made The agonising pincer-jaws of Heaven Russell Crowe, “I was told that Kavanagh was not supposed to be read…”

educateie: Thanks to all who attended and to Mary Barron for a wonderfully engaging and informative webinar on the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh.

DublinersThe: "May 3, 1945 My dearest Hilda, There has never been - and will never be - another woman who can be the same to me and you have been. I really am your friend - if you will let me. Yours fondly, Patrick [Kavanagh]." Aye me. I think he loved her, once!

LIncompleta: cenas alta flash Selected poems, Patrick Kavanagh, Penguin

14Celticbhoy: The story of Patrick Kavanagh's On Raglan Road with Luke Kelly

ake2306: Today’s quote of the day. “A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.” Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) 

DublinersThe: Exquisite. "Austin Clarke's longing for the planter's daughter voiced the inarticulate speech of the heart. Dylan Thomas gave us the drunkenness of words. Yeats revealed they could do anything you wanted. And the anthology establish[ed] Patrick Kavanagh a poet of significance."

Kulambq: 'The birds sang in the wet trees And I listened to them it was a hundred years from now And I was dead and someone else was listening to them. But I was glad I had recorded for him The melancholy.' ~ Patrick Kavanagh, 'Wet Evening in April'

IrlEmbCroatia: On Raglan Road on an autumn day I met her first and knew That her dark hair would weave a snare that I might one day rue; I saw the danger, yet I walked along the enchanted way, And I said, let grief be a fallen leaf at the dawning of the day. Patrick Kavanagh "On Raglan Road"

MsMaudie44: 'O unworn world enrapture me, ecapture me...' Canal Bank Walk - Patrick Kavanagh

sundayworld: “I was staying in a flat above where Brendan Behan used to live, (Patrick) Kavanagh was across the street"

DublinersThe: I missed St. Patrick's Day this year. A little Kavanagh on this beautiful Texas day in late April. Sure tis' grand.

MartinDoyleIT: Reviews of two studies of the Irish Diaspora: The Irish Worldwide series by Patrick O’Sullivan and The Irish in Britain 1815-1914 by Graham Davis. It draws on four previous The Irish in Britain books, the first by John Denvir in 1892. (John Kavanagh was Brendan Mac Lua, I think)

plastic_bio: In country places a single word is inflected to mean a hundred things, so that only a recording of the sounds gives an idea of the speech of these people.(p23) - Patrick Kavanagh

plastic_bio: O I loved too much and by such and such is happiness thrown away. - Patrick Kavanagh

onthebadlands: Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities: Voltaire No people can be both ignorant and free: Thomas Jefferson. . will grows strongest in the emptiest minds: Patrick Kavanagh

johnstonglenn: Patrick Kavanagh's The Great Hunger was published by Cuala Press in the third week of April, nineteen hundred and forty two.

PatsClarko: "The Bionicle Gardens" -Patrick Kavanagh

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

dubdec: HT Shamrock Rovers 0-0 St. Patrick's Athletic. Full House watching a contest which needs the spark of a goal either way to ignite it. Kavanagh for the champions and Burns for the Cup holders Pat's to the fore in opening 45 mins.

DanMulhall: While in Dublin this week, I visited the memorial to poet, Patrick Kavanagh, on the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal, site of one of his best-known poems, Canal Bank Walk.

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

sccenglish: In today’s Irish Times, Kevin Power on Patrick Kavanagh, Soundings, the canal bank and his English teacher.

PMacfirbis: 'On Raglan Road' is a poem by Patrick Kavanagh. Here it is set to music. Watch "Luke Kelly Raglan Road" on YouTube

anconallach: Wet Evening in April The birds sang in the wet trees And as I listened to them it was a hundred years from now And I was dead and someone else was listening to them. But I was glad I had recorded for him the melancholy. -Patrick Kavanagh (Ceann gearr ón gCaomhánach!)

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

IrishLitTimes: "For many a good-looking year, I wrought hard at versing but I would say that, as a poet, I was born in or about nineteen-fifty-five, the place of my birth being the banks of the Grand Canal." Self-Portrait: Patrick Kavanagh

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

claire_flynn: “Upon a bank I sat, a child made seer Of one small primrose flowering in my mind. Better than wealth it is, I said, to find”, Patrick Kavanagh

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Peace by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

HarryWatson63: 'Wet Evening In April' by Patrick Kavanagh The birds sang in the wet trees And as I listened to them it was a hundred years from now And I was dead and someone else was listening to them. But I was glad that I had recorded for him The melancholy.

MartinDoyleIT: This is a fabulous musical history of Camden Town by Ann Scanlon, with some great Irish stories in particular, from Patrick Kavanagh to the Pogues

aoifetalksshit: patrick kavanagh was the og incel

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Peace by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Peace by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh!

bpmcgackin: “Was he good looking or does every man admire his own face?” Patrick Kavanagh just casually giving me an existential crisis in the pages of ‘Tarry Flynn.’

ConorRuth: Derry playing with 5 exquisite offensive players in Patrick McEleney, Will Patching, Brandon Kavanagh, Matty Smith, and Jamie McGonigle. Incredible strength in depth there.

iamreddave: Patrick Kavanagh in Epic. I'm trying to think of what to put on the 100 year census time capsule and I remembered this

LizChristy: Patrick Kavanagh writes about the passing of time through the seasons and the months of the year. We did this photoshoot in April last year, just before we said goodbye to Layla. So glad we have these pictures for many reasons.

TomasJMurray: (Patrick Kavanagh, ‘Wet Evening in April’) “The birds sang in the wet trees And as I listened to them it was a hundred years from now And I was dead and someone else was listening to them. But I was glad I had recorded for him The melancholy.”

drsjcostello: ‘In a crumb of bread the whole mystery is’, Patrick Kavanagh (The Great Hunger)

rtenews: Poets and other authors will gather at the grave of Patrick Kavanagh in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan today, to mark the 50th anniversary of his death. | Read more:

TomasJMurray: (Patrick Kavanagh, Untitled, May, 1943) “Consider the grass growing As it grew last year and the year before, Cool about the ankles like summer rivers When we walked on a May evening through the meadows To watch the mare that was going to foal.”

thejackewilson: "A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men." — Patrick Kavanagh

BirdNoteRadio: Listening for danger – from inside the egg! Check out today’s BirdNote:

angrianan: We have Patrick Kavanagh's Tarry Flynn here next Wed 6th and Thurs 7th April, with a cast of 9, hear all about it here ...

MsMaryMcGill: Good to see this but I would add, in a spin on the great Patrick Kavanagh, commemorate me where there is justice. Ireland isn't that place yet.

McKelveyHouston: Church News Ireland - March 28 +Image of the day - Tamlaghtard Parish Church +Perspective Historical Answered Prayer +Poem for Today Pegasus by Patrick Kavanagh

TSCommissioner: For the first time ever 10 critically endangered Plains-wanderers have been released in the Riverina region. The release aims to boost population numbers, with less than 1,000 birds thought to be left in the wild. More:

mcgeecon: Patrick Kavanagh, Seamus Heaney, and Rainer Marie Rilke walk into a bar…

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Peace by Patrick Kavanagh!

sccenglish: Mothering Sunday. Patrick Kavanagh.

McKelveyHouston: Church News Ireland - March 26 +Webinars, music, resources, broadcasts, and books Webinar - Protestants and the Irish language +Perspective Russian Orthodox Church has blood on its hands by Cyril Hovorun +Poem for Today Pegasus by Patrick Kavanagh

CONGOKING4EVER: Good vs Evil....Kavanagh was/is evil......Patrick.

121reggae: P. J. Kavanagh, English poet, died at 84 Dead. Patrick Joseph Kavanagh, born January 6, 1931 and died on

Clarky_Sheen: Brendan behan and Patrick kavanagh would be gold

usasharenews: The story of Patrick Kavanagh’s On Raglan Road with Luke Kelly

usasharenews: The story of Patrick Kavanagh’s On Raglan Road with Luke Kelly

BookwormVaught: A favourite poem will always be Prelude by Patrick Kavanagh But satire is unfruitful prayer Only wild shoots of pity there, And you must go inland and be Lost in compassion’s ecstasy, Where suffering soars in summer air– The millstone has become a star.

djmgaffneyw4: Q for Dubliners- does anyone really call the Baggot St- Mount St-Pembroke Rd area ‘Baggotonia’? (Its laureate Patrick Kavanagh dubbed it ‘Pembrokeshire’.)

angrianan: Patrick Kavanagh's Tarry Flynn, coming to Letterkenny on 6th & 7th April ! Tickets:

divingforperils: An unmusical ploughboy whistles down the lane, Not worried at all about the fate of Europe, While I sit here feeling the subtle pain That every silenced poet has endured. Patrick Kavanagh. from April Dusk. 1937.

ArtsFinglas: Now playing INTRO PATRICK KAVANAGH MM4.MP3 by !

ArtsFinglas: Now playing Peace by Patrick Kavanagh!

ArtsFinglas: Now playing God in women by Patrick Kavanagh!

kathleenproperT: There are few songs as beautifully written as Raglan Road. 30 years after Soundings I am still Team Patrick Kavanagh. Nicely done John C. Reilly.

readerthinker1: Patrick Kavanagh ... Sometimes the enchanted way is worth any grief that comes later.

OFidhne: And I said Let grief Be a falling leaf At the dawning of the day ... ~ Patrick Kavanagh

NYCEMSwatch: "Yes, I am the first woman acting commissioner to lead the FDNY on St. Patrick's Day." - Acting FDNY Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh

DanMulhall: O unworn world enrapture me, .. Feed the gaping need of my senses, give me ad lib To pray unselfconsciously with overflowing speech For this soul needs to be honoured with a new dress woven From green and blue things and arguments that cannot be proven. Patrick Kavanagh

TheJacobHughes: Beauty was that Far vanished flame, Call it a star Wanting better name. And gaze and gaze Vaguely until Nothing is left Save a grey ghost-hill. Here wait I On the world's rim Stretching out hands To Seraphim. -Patrick Kavanagh

amirhhz: My first Patrick Kavanagh poem, who DW called the antidote to Yeats (I like that). The calling of the grand tour

davidoshelton: On a quiet street where old ghosts meet I see her walking now Away from me so hurriedly My reason must allow That had I loved not as I should A creature made of clay When the angel woos the clay He'd lose his wings at the dawn of day -Patrick Kavanagh.

KarinaM04489049: Perhaps surprisingly, my family has never been particularly observant of St Patrick's Day, but, in honour of it, here is one of my favourite songs, sung by Van Morrison and the Chieftains. The words are by Monaghan-born poet, Patrick Kavanagh.

jprapke: Epic Patrick Kavanagh I have lived in important places, times When great events were decided, who owned That half a rood of rock, a no-man’s land Surrounded by our pitchfork-armed claims. I heard the Duffys shouting “Damn your soul!” And old McCabe…

DeeCarra: Who are the genuine Irish poets/singers/authors who were famous for their genuine talent and not because they were part of a club? I always liked Luke Kelly. I heard that Patrick Kavanagh was just as talented as Yeats & Seamus Heaney but because he referenced God too much in ..

QueerLilFetus: "O commemorate me where there is water, Canal water, preferably, so stilly Greeny at the heart of summer. Brother Commemorate me thus beautifully" ~Patrick Kavanagh "Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin"



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