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Patrick Kavanagh

November 30th marks 5o years since the death of Patrick Kavanagh – one of Ireland’s best known and best loved poets. He was born in Monaghan, which inspired many of his poems, but spent a lot of his life in Dublin, where he is best remembered for his poem On Raglan Road. There is a statue of Kavanagh beside Dublin’s Grand Canal, inspired by his poem “Lines written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin”

O commemorate me where there is water
canal water preferably, so stilly
greeny at the heart of summer. Brother
commemorate me thus beautifully.

More detail about events to commemorate his 50th anniversary at

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