Archive for October 2004


Oct 25th, 2004 | By | Category: Ireland

It was the centenary of the Irish writer Patrick Kavanagh on 21st October. Kavanagh’s writing is wonderfully evocative of Ireland in a bygone age. Seamus Heaney, who is a Nobel prize winner, wrote a warm and touching tribute in the ‘Irish Times’ in memory of Kavanagh who died in 1967.

Yet even in such seemingly uncontroversial circumstances, there always seem to be people who want to spoil the moment; people who seem to dislike the idea that a life could be celebrated and that memories could dwell on thoughts of …