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Patrick Kavanagh, the cantankerous poet who came to live in Dublin from the tough country life in County Monaghan, spent much time on Dublin's Grand Canal.

So much so that he was honoured with a bench and a statue on the waterway that runs from the River Liffey to the River Shannon.

In his Canal Bank Walk he starts Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal.

He wrote the poem after his treatment in 1955 for lung cancer, in which he had one of his lungs removed, during a summer of convalescing on the banks of the canal.

Panoramic Ireland spends much time also on the banks of the Grand Canal in Dublin, the very canal that Kavanagh loved so much, drawing inspiration also both before and after cancer treatment.

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Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal

Pouring redemption for me, that I do

The will of God, wallow in the habitual, the banal,

Grow with nature again as before I grew.

The bright stick trapped, the breeze adding a third

Party to the couple kissing on an old seat,

And a bird gathering materials for the nest for the Word

Eloquently new and abandoned to its delirious beat.

O unworn world enrapture me, encapture me in a web

Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,

Feed the gaping need of my senses, give me ad lib

To pray unselfconsciously with overflowing speech

For this soul needs to be honoured with a new dress woven

From green and blue things and arguments that cannot be proven.

Canal Bank Walk by Patrick Kavanagh

Published in Guide
Friday, 16 August 2019 09:59

A Green Lane in Ireland

The Irish countryside in summer is a fine place, with green in abundance.

Many sights are full, overcrowded with tourists who come to see the famous places such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Giant's Causeway.

Published in Guide
Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:43

Waves of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's west coast is often known as the Wild Atlantic Way, the coastal driving route that covers its 2500 km.

There are many famous locations along this magnificent route on Ireland's Atlantic coast, and there are plenty of locations that aren't famous at all but are worthy of a visit by anyone with an appreciation of the great outdoors, particularly the photographer.

Here, an image of those strong, relentless waves crashing upon the shore.

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Published in Photo Tours
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 22:25

Evening Reflections in Dublin's River Liffey

Dublin City - the River Liffey and reflections.

Dublin looks fine in the evening with the gentle flow of the River Liffey, nightlights and clouds reflected in the smooth waters momentarily.

Published in Photo Tours
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