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An extract from ‘Gentle Tiger’

From the RTÉ Archives, an extract from ‘Gentle Tiger’, a documentary made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Patrick Kavanagh’s death. Actor Ian McElhinney reads from the poem ‘A Christmas Childhood’. The poet’s brother Peter Kavanagh then tells Augustine Martin about everyday life during their childhood in an interview filmed in the family home in Monaghan. ‘Gentle Tiger’ was broadcast on 30 November 1987.