On Raglan Road   archiveIrish poet Patrick Kavanagh was born in Inishkeen on the 21st October 1904. On Raglan Road explores Kavanagh's obsession with his muse and inspiration, Hilda Moriarty. The play also details Kavanagh's rivalry with another Irish writer of the time, Brendan Behan. A play full of pathos, mixed with poetry and song. Patrick Kavanagh was born in the village of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan and is now regarded as Ireland's most important poet after WB Yeats. The son of a shoemaker and small farmer, he moved to Dublin in his mid thirties where he lived in poverty for most of his life, surviving on handouts, the occasional bit of journalism, but mostly being supported by his younger brother, Peter. On Raglan Road is a poem about his thwarted love affair with Hilda Moriarty, which was doomed from the start. Always a controversial figure, Kavanagh was hated as much as loved in Dublin, and his long-running feud with Brendan Behan is well-chronicled.

Author Tom O'Brien.

Archive listings for On Raglan Road

Work type: Play.

T0591487928 (OLDRED07)

Producer Croft Productions. Director Russell Kennedy.
21 Aug 07 to 8 Sep 07Old Red Lion, Inner London :: V216
listing details L0579864822

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