Kavanagh Collection

This collection is inspired by County Monaghan Poet Patrick Kavanagh.

'My Kavanagh Musings'

When I was a young one of about 12 or 13 at school, a poet came to visit. A Cavan poet, called Tom McIntyre. He spoke. I was enthralled. I think he was doing a reading in the school that day, probably for the leaving cert students. I drank in his presen...

This collection is inspired by County Monaghan Poet Patrick Kavanagh.

'My Kavanagh Musings'

When I was a young one of about 12 or 13 at school, a poet came to visit. A Cavan poet, called Tom McIntyre. He spoke. I was enthralled. I think he was doing a reading in the school that day, probably for the leaving cert students. I drank in his presence...a real living poet....And then....I was aware he was speaking to me, I quickly focus my eyes and he is telling me that I had "a typical Monaghan face, with a 'far away from home' look in my eyes". I think that the poet saw something in me....maybe a bit of that Monaghan 'quareness'.

Well this came back to me recently as I thought about Patrick Kavanagh, his poetry and his 'place' in Monaghan. I grasp his emotions about Monaghan. And then my thoughts go to a wonderful evening spent at Annamakerrig....and a performance by the Abbey players of 'The Great Hunger', a very special adaptation of Patrick Kavanagh's poem by none other than Tom McIntyre. We got a lift there that evening with Tommy McArdle, one of 'The Twins' and another great man of words from Monaghan. There followed a 'dance', with music provided by The Glen Miller Legacy. What a night of swing amongst the spuds!

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