Second-level Students Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016

Closing Date For Entries is Friday 27th May 2016.

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Patrick Kavanagh Creative Writing Weekend Workshop

Directed by Jean O’Brien, Saturday 30th July - Sunday 31st July 2016.

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Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2016

Takes place on Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October. More information coming soon.

‘Reader’s Day’ event


Monaghan County Library Service announce their inaugural ‘Reader’s Day’ event. Top Irish Authors & emerging talent will visit Carrickmacross Library on Saturday 24th September to read from their work, chat about what inspires them and what the life of an author is really like. For the first time in it’s history, Monaghan County Libraries will […]

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016


The results are now in and the winner and runners-up have been notified. We take this opportunity to thank all who entered.

History Courses starting September 2016


Course: Historical studies QQI Level 4 (See course description below) Start Date: Monday 5 September Venue: Monaghan Institute Time: 7 – 10 pm Duration: 14 weeks Course: Historical studies QQI Level 4(See course description below) Start Date: Wednesday 7 September Venue: Carrickmacross Workhouse Time: 10 am -1 pm Duration: 14 weeks Course: Patrick Kavanagh and […]

Kavanagh Country Tours


Patrick Kavanagh drew much of his inspiration from the countryside around Inniskeen. Our tours are led by expert guides who will board your tour bus and bring you on a journey through many of the places immortalised in the poet’s work. It is a great introduction to the landscape which so inspired him, and for […]



Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016 Friday 30th September 2016. 7.30pm: Reception & Entertainment Ceoltoir: Patrick Martin. 8.00pm: Keynote Address: ‘HOWL ON: A WHITER SHADE OF SHANCODUFF’ Patrick Kavanagh on the brink of Psychedelia.’ Pat McCabe. 9.00pm: Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. In association with the Patrick Kavanagh Society. Introduction by poet and […]

Free bus tour organised as part of Nationa...


A free bus tour being organised as part of National Heritage Week Date: 23rd August Depart: McNally’s carpark, Monaghan at 09.45 Light lunch provided Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear sensible clothing and footwear. Places are limited so please contact to register interest. We will be visiting Inniskeen, […]

Opening Hours

Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Centre re-opens for day visits on Tuesday March 22nd 2016 from 11am-4.30pm

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560