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MyICCLondon: Launching The Irish Cultural Centre's new online content channel ICC Digital is the award-winning film 'Patrick Kavanagh - No Man's Fool' from The Loopline Collection.

KofCMuseum: Here is a popular item from the Knights of Columbus Museum's McGivney Gallery: A 1907 painting by J. M. Kavanagh (oil on canvas) of the McGivney priest-brothers. Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael McGivney is flanked by younger brothers Patrick (left) and John.

TomasJMurray: (Patrick Kavanagh, ‘A Star’) “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.”

PaulBanksss: The Lake Isle of Inisfree by Patrick Kavanagh

LetitiaFitzpatr: This was my fathers favourite song. It’s Raglan Road with words by the great Irish poet, Patrick Kavanagh.

KavanaghWeekly: From 'Patrick Kavanagh - A Biography' By Antoinette Quinn, 2001. Another cure, and a horrible one, was for scarlet fever. There was in the old village graveyard the ancient vault of the McMahon, a noted clan, and this vault was full of the skulls that gravediggers threw up.

xomalis: Who killed James Joyce? I, said the commentator, I killed James Joyce for my graduation. (Patrick Kavanagh)

IreneMohan: Patrick Kavanagh to the inspirational rescue, real poetry and so relevant. “Life pressed in the gutter yields the gutter’s dream of flowers, I have no fear, new Aprils will be ours.”

firinnemedia: A short film here about Deirdre Manifold

meelingirl: For anyone looking for some sort of solace... From “Canal Bank Walk” Patrick Kavanagh

AoifeTDoyle: Just in case anyone not familiar with this famous Irish poem it’s “Canal Bank Walk” by Patrick Kavanagh . I think everyone in Ireland likely knows it by heart!

RealTerryKinney: It's as simple as that, it's a matter Of walking with the little gods, the ignored Who are so seldom asked to write the letter Containing the word. O only free gift! No need for Art anymore When Authority whispers like Tyranny at the end of a bar. ~ Patrick Kavanagh

KavanaghWeekly: From 'Patrick Kavanagh - A Biography' By Antoinette Quinn, 2001. It was a mixture of downright madness and ignorance, and how so many of us managed to survive is a tribute to the Life Force. A good many did die, or were left with complaints that stayed with them all their lives.

vert_rayon: Leave Them Alone -Patrick Kavanagh

gcooney93: His picks were: Gut Yer Man by Patrick Kavanagh

bighappyhead: Upon a headland by a whinny hedge A hare sits looking down a leaf-lapped furrow Patrick Kavanagh 1904 - 1967

lilbulletz: reading patrick kavanagh this morning

charlesforsdick: ...a gap in a hedge, a smooth rock surfacing a narrow lane, a view of a woody meadow, the stream at the junction of four small fields – these are as much as a man can fully experience." Patrick Kavanagh

Searsons_Bar: “If ever you go to Dublin town, in a hundred years or so, Inquire for me in baggot street and what I was like to know” - Patrick Kavanagh ☘️

DoireannNiG: A year ago I fell in love with the functional ward Of a chest hospital: square cubicles in a row Plain concrete, wash basins - an art lover's woe - Patrick Kavanagh

isaireland: To celebrate World Poetry Day, welcome to a new blog we're writing, featuring Irish poems and poets that we love. We begin today with Patrick Kavanagh and 'Epic'

orla_hanratty: 'Inniskeen Road: July Evening' by Patrick distancing on stoney grey soil in Covid19 free Monaghan:)

TheIrishField: In The Irish Field this weekend: HRI boss Brian Kavanagh explains why it's right to race on. Big interview with Cheltenham heroine Maxine O'Sullivan. Patrick Mullins relives his Festival near-miss on Melon. Three-page Simon Rowlands special on Cheltenham. That's only a taster!

outofsight68: I read a lot of ann tyler. I like patrick kavanagh though. But digging by seamus heaney a great poet. So evocative

tfmullen: Wonderful creature that he was, I could never quite warm to his work knowing he had called Patrick Kavanagh "a Monaghan Wanker!"

KavanaghWeekly: From 'Patrick Kavanagh - A Biography' By Antoinette Quinn, 2001. There was one woman who had the cure, as we put it, of sciatica. A young fellow who lived beside me got a bad hip which he thought was sciatica. ...he drove of a winter's night ten miles to see this woman.

KavanaghWeekly: From 'Patrick Kavanagh - A Biography' By Antoinette Quinn, 2001. The cure was to dip his leg in a stream that ran beside the woman's house. It had to be done at midnight. This poor chap got the best of cures: he died from pneumonia and had no more trouble with his bad hip.

MallowNews: Monaghan still without a single case of coronavirus. Clearly it’s read Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry.

Buffalocrisps: Dear Leaving Cert students, if Patrick Kavanagh comes up in the exam eviscerate his WWII example of the local "trumping" Global with multiple "glocal" examples of the impact of covid19, & tie in the Selkirk/social isolation theme of Inniskeen Road: July Evening. 1/2

doreilly13: Patrick kavanagh obviously never took out his loy in Leitrim to turn a few sods before he started to lament about the stony grey soil in monaghan.

Poem of the day

The Curtains In The House Of The Metaphysician
 by Wallace Stevens

“It comes about that the drifiting of these curtains
Is full of long motions: as the poderous
Deflations of distance: or as clouds
Inseperable from their afternoons;
Or the changing of light, the dropping
Of the silence, wide sleep and solitude
Of night, in which all motion
Is beyond us, as the firmament,

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