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.

The Poet’s Rest Tea Rooms


Here at the Poet’s Rest Tea Rooms, I offer a wide variety of dishes all homemade with organic produce when possible. Vegetarian dishes. Scones and pastries are also prepared fresh on the premises. Cater for small parties and functions. Open evenings if booked in advance. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 11.30am – 7pm. Contact Martina […]

Annual Creative Writing Workshop


July 2016 Annual Creative Writing Workshop: This workshop is intended for complete beginners but also for those who have written or published some creative work. It’s about exploring the ideas and impulses that make you want to write, and about putting some of your ideas into practice. Annual Creative Writing Workshop – 30th – 31st […]

Patrick Kavanagh Day – Galway Mechan...


Patrick Kavanagh Day –  Illustrated Talks, Poetry, Live music, Song & Story hosted by PKWA Galway Mechanics Institute – Saturday 16th July Order of Events: Brief Music intro – Traditional tunes by Íde Ní Fhaolain MC Introduction – Brief outline and history of these Literary events, now in their 8th Year, from Kavanagh Assoc. member […]

PRESS RELEASE – Closing date for Pat...


PRESS RELEASE The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016. Closing date for entries Friday 29th July 2016. The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. The award is now in […]

Inniskeen Road – July Evening with a 1916 ...


‘Is there more’? The astonished woman from Liverpool asked when the re-enactments from Patrick Kavanagh’s ‘Green Fool’ concluded at Lennon’s. Larry McDermott assured her there was ‘much more’. He proceeded to lead the happy hundreds down to Mucker, to Kavanagh’s home where Owen Joe McGahon played the melodeon ‘outside at our gate’. There were no […]

Inniskeen July Road Evening 9th – 10...


Inniskeen July Road Evening – 9th – 10th July Padraig Pearse was in Inniskeen in 1915; three young men, Donnelly, Quinn and Ross were unjustly imprisoned; there was land agitation. There were rumours of conscription. Pearse, MacDonagh and Plunkett were published poets. Their poems will be remembered forever. Thomas MacDonagh translated the local Irish song, An Bonnan Buí into […]

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  1. Annual Creative Writing Workshop

    July 30 - July 31

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