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.

Inniskeen Parish Christmas Carol Service


At Inniskeen Round Tower Church On Sunday 11th December 2016 at 7.00pm Featuring Inniskeen Parish Choir with special guest Lorraine Cotter & Carrickmacross Cantemus Choir We warmly invite you to come along and enjoy your favourite Christmas Carols & Reflections Donations if desired to Carrick Cancer Refreshments served.

Centre closed Wednesday 23rd November 201...

Centre closed  Wednesday 23rd November 2016 due to ESB interruption.  

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre mourns the dea...


The Patrick Kavanagh Centre mourns the death of poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. He has been regarded as gloomy as a lyricist but we wouldn’t label him as such. In Kavanagh’s poetry he refers to darkness and fog but only to highlight the vitality of light. In his poem, ‘My Room’ despite its location in […]

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2016 –...


Patrick Cunningham, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Amanda Bell, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Maureen Boyle, Warn Parade, Belfast. Nuala Roche, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny. James Finnegan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Larry Stapleton, Mulgannon, Wexford, John D. Kelly, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh. Jackie Gorman, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Moya Roddy, Roscahill, Galway. Colette Colfer, Waterford City. A. M. Cousins, Pineridge, Wexford. Jennifer Matthews, […]

Monaghan Association – Dublin, presents: ...


  A celebration of his life & times Buswells Hotel, Dublin, Tuesday, 8th November, 2016. Background: 1 Patrick Kavanagh was born in 1904 in Mucker, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. He lived and worked here ‘till 1939 when he moved to Dublin to become a full time writer. He said it was “the worst mistake of my […]

History Course – October 2016


Course: Historical Studies QQI Level 4 Location: Carrickmacross Workhouse Duration: 14 weeks Date and Time: Wednesday 26 October 2016 (7-10 pm) This course will include various field trips and historical tours. Call 0877702525 or 047 30888 for more details. Historical Studies 4N3306: This 14 week module focuses on 19th century Irish History. Important Irish historical […]

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