Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool
Sé Merry Doyle’s award-winning Patrick Kavanagh: No Man’s Fool is a rich visual journey, exposing the contradiction that existed between Kavanagh’s public persona and his poetry.
The film maps out Kavanagh’s life from his native Inniskeen in County Monaghan, to Dublin where he spent most of his life. Against the odds he survived great poverty and ill health to deliver a canon of powerful and evocative poetry. We are offered a rich and diverse portrait of the poet with contributions from TP McKenna, John Montague, Leland Bardwell, Macdara Woods, Dermot Healy and Kavanagh’s one time girlfriend Deirdre Manifold.
This film is part of The Loopline Collection Volume 1. To watch more of the collection click here.
- Jimmy Kelly Sings Raglan Road
- Kavanagh’s Grand Canal
- Paul Durcan on Kavanagh
- Theo Dorgan on Kavanagh