KAVANAGH, Patrick. Ed. by. Kavanagh’s Weekly. A Journal of Literature and Politics. Vol. 1.; No. 1. Saturday, April 12, 1952. First issue. To. Vol. 1. No. 12. Saturday, June 28, 1952. Twelve issues. Together with a facsimile of the 13th and final issue.


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Dublin: Printed for the publisher, Peter Kavanagh, 62 Pembroke Road, Dublin, by The Fleet Printing Co., Ltd., 6 Eccles Place, 1952. Large quarto. Exceedingly rare. Occasional mild foxing. In very good condition. Extremely rare.

In 1952, Ireland witnessed the publication of a unique and extraordinary magazine called Kavanagh’s Weekly, a Journal of Literature and Politics. Patrick Kavanagh contributed most of the articles and some poems, using numerous pseudonyms. Designed, published and distributed by his brother Peter, who wrote a number of articles either anonymously or under the pen-name John J. Flanagan. It was vehemently opposed to the contemporary Fianna Fail Government and highly critical of the economic and cultural achievements since the foundation of the Irish State. It failed to attract advertisers and in the penultimate issue it published an ultimatum that unless a donation of one thousand pounds were made to it, they would cease publication.


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