Grand Canal, Dublin 2.
Thanks Alan Bracken
Grand Canal, Dublin 2.
The Grand Canal looks resplendent in Autumn colours, it immediately brings to mind Paddy Kavanagh’s poem ‘Lines Written on a Seat on the Grand Canal, Dublin‘…
The newly refurbished Patrick Kavanagh Centre will open its doors to the public Monday 20th July. A stunning new cultural and tourist attraction in Ireland’s Ancient East offering a fresh perspective on the life and work of the celebrated Irish poet @Failte_Ireland @MonaghanCoCo pic.twitter.com/ph9fueDF4m
— Patrick Kavanagh Centre (@kavanaghcentre) July 13, 2020
Free next Monday?
The made-over Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen, County Monaghan opens.
Rob Cross writes:
My restored and colourised photo taken on June 16 1954, the first Bloomsday, featuring poets Patrick Kavanagh & Anthony Cronin at the church – and Goggin’s pub – in Monkstown [County Dublin] with the carriage in which they’d been traveling about Dublin in the footsteps of Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.
Previously: Rob Cross on broadsheet
Free at Midday?
Streaming LIVE above, The Patrick Kavanagh Centre & Monaghan County Council present a graveside tribute to poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh.
To mark the 50th anniversary of his death, at noon on Thursday November 30th, a cast of Ireland’s finest living writers and poets will gather at his graveside to deliver a spine-tingling recital ten of Kavanagh’s best-loved works.
Patrick Kavanagh was born in County Monaghan in 1904. He died on November 30, 1967, and is buried at the former St. Mary’s Church, Inniskeen, now home to the Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre.
Please join us for this very special tribute at 12pm, which can be accessed live via the link above
The Grand Canal, near Baggott Street, Dublin within the past 15 minutes.
Are Irish waterways proud of their old style canal banks? Patrick Kavanagh’s oasis of grassy banks is a bomb site. All so Bank of Ireland workers can have a curry for lunch…
To which James Heron (see comments) responded:
The bank looks like that because there were works done on the lock gates recently, nothing to do with the market, I think the market is a great idea, in fairness.
[Photographed] pre-market. Works done me hoop…