Epic – Patrick Kavanagh Poem

Patrick Kavanagh was born in County Monaghan in 1904 and died in 1967. He was a colourful and combative character who wrote of the life of the rural people of Ireland. He had an ongoing dispute with the Irish poet and playwright, Brendan Behan. Kavanagh‘s most famous poem is Raglan Road which is now best […]

Shancoduff – Patrick Kavanagh Poem

Here is some verse from the irascible Irish poet from County Monaghan. Kavanagh was linked to the IRA back in the early days after partition. Strange that both he and Brendan Behan should have hated one another so much as Behan was also a member of the IRA. We Irish love nothing better than to […]

Disparate Notions of Street and Stream –

This is a verse about the differences between those who are from an urban background with their resultant approach to life, and those who are more rural. Even casual observations will show that there are many disparities in the way both view day-to-day existence. Disparate Notions of Street and Stream The Burgher clique with their […]