• Kavanagh, Patrick

    Kavanagh, Patrick

    Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967) was an Irish poet and novelist. His first collection, Ploughman and other poems was published in 1936. Other works include the novel Tarry Flynn (1948) and his long poem, ‘The Great Hunger’. He spent his early life farming in rural Ireland, which inspired much of his work, and later moved to Dublin.


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