Public Sculpture

Public Sculpture

Patrick Kavanagh


Patrick Kavanagh (1904–1967) was born in the village of Inniskeen, County Monaghan. His father was a shoemaker and had a small farm of land.

Kavanagh was an Irish poet and novelist. Regarded as one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, his best known works include the novel Tarry Flynn and the poems Raglan Road and The Great Hunger.

There are plaques dedicated to Irish writer Patrick Kavanagh at 19 Raglan Road and 62 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. There is also a monument, in the form of a public seat, dedicated to Patrick Kavanagh on the banks of the Grand Canal at Baggot Street Bridge.

It was from this seat that Kavanagh got much of his inspiration for his poetry.

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