THE UNPOETIC LIFE!
He was born in the parish of Inniskeen within the townland of Mucker, about ten kilometers from Dundalk, but generally the knowledge of their life isn’t widely known.
Patrick Kavanagh’s grandfather, called Patrick Keaveney was a teacher in Kednaminsha college. It was one of the six National Sch ls within the parish at that time. He had been an indigenous of Sligo and lodged in McEnteggarts, a homely household near the sch l which can be nevertheless standing. He became friendly with Nancy Callan who had been a maid in the home. When she became pregnant he was expelled through the college and Nancy (who was simply later to have twins, certainly one of who passed away), wouldn’t marry him. The parish priest, Fr. Kinlon, due to this “scandal” baptised the surviving kid as James Kavanagh. Meanwhile his daddy moved to Tullamore where Trench, the landlord that is local of got him a job as Governor of this workhouse in Tullamore. At that time sch l that is primary needed a diploma in agriculture to instruct. This was invaluable as there clearly was a farm attached to the workhouse. Later their create won prizes that are many the workhouse improved while he had been here.
Initially Nancy Callan ended up being married to Pat McHugh from Inniskeen who died after a year. Also him, Nancy still kept the name Callan though she was married to. She possessed a son by him also called Pat. as he grew up he went to England where he became a Member of the Board of Guardians of Sunderland along with being the organiser associated with the British Labour Party. Nancy never married again. Patrick Keaveney wished to help their son, James. Continue reading