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Shop For Ireland is the gift shop connected to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.

Patrick Kavanagh was one of Ireland's most renowned poets & novelists. His best known works include the novel Tarry Flynn and the poems Raglan Road and The Great Hunger.

In the poem the poet, walking on a "quiet street" (Raglan Road), recalls a love affair he had with a young woman. He knew he would risk being hurt if he initiated a relationship, but went ahead anyway. The poem was later made into a song which is often played by our house band "Creel" at Raglan Road.

Patrick Kavanagh was always seen sitting alone on a park bench by the Grand canal in Dublin so when he passed away in 1967 he was commemorated with a statue by the banks of the canal.

Today, the only replica of this statue is found outside Raglan Road in Downtown Disney, a man sitting alone on a bench thinking of his lost love.

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