Saturday 03th February 2024
Location: CLEERES THEATRE (Bridgets Festival)
A celebration of Patrick Kavanagh
With Jimmy Rhatigan
Adapted and directed by Geoff Rose
Patrick Kavanagh
Patrick Kavanagh was one of Ireland’s foremost poets, he left a stunning legacy of work that continues to grow with each passing decade. After leaving Kednaminsha National School at 13 years of age, Patrick Kavanagh said “I dabbled in verse and it was to become my life” He had his left lung removed in 1955 and as he recovered on the banks of the Grand Canal,Dublin he was reborn again as a poet. His influence continues to this day.
Jimmy Rhatigan
Jimmy Rhatigan is a Kilkenny man through and through. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the work, and the life and times of Patrick Kavanagh, that is truly astonishing.Having first started reading Kavanagh over 40 years ago, he has amassed a substantial personal library on the writer. Along with his wife Judy,he has attended the annual Patrick Kavanagh Literary week-end in Inniskeen Co. Monaghan for over 25 years.
Geoff Rose
Geoff Rose adapted and directed Where Old Ghosts Meet. A native of Sligo he moved to Kilkenny in 1975 and has directed theatre by many of Irelands best known playwrights. He has worked with Theatre Unlimited, Bickerstaffe,The New Theatre Group, Playactin’ Kilkenny,Watergate Productions,Kilkenny. Pan Productions, Kilkenny and Lenoir Rhyne University,North Carolina,U.S.A.
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