Second-level Students Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2015.

Closing Date For Entries is Monday 10th August 2015.

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Patrick Kavanagh Creative Writing Weekend Workshop

Directed By Conor O’Callaghan, Saturday 25th July - Sunday 26th July 2015.

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Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2015

Takes place on Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September.

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“The Great Hunger”-Smock Alley...


  Peter Duffy’s powerful theatrical performance of Patrick Kavanagh’s poetic masterpiece The Great Hunger will run for two weeks in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin from Monday 7th March until Saturday 19th March at 8.00pm with matiunee performances on Saturday 12th and 19th at 3.00pm. The production has toured over the past eighteen months to popular […]

Christmas Cards


For Christmas 2015, we have a new card based on the poem ‘A Christmas Childhood’ with artwork by artist Martina Cassidy. Martina is based in Cork but comes from Emyvale in Co. Monaghan and has always had an affinity with Kavanagh’s poetry. She finds inspiration in the rural landscape and her artwork for the card […]

Christmas Carol Service


Christmas Carol Service at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, on Sunday 20th December at 6pm. Come along and enjoy a peaceful hour with Reflections, Scripture Readings, Poetry and Carols by candlelight at the annual Parish Christmas Carol Service. Experience the excellent acoustics in the former parish church immortalised by the poet in many of his […]

Property Excellence Awards


Please take a moment to vote for Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners in the Property Excellence Awards Community Benefit Category. Simply follow the link below, provide some basic details and select the Sheridan Woods Architects + Urban Planners “Kavanagh Country – Literary Landscape Character Assessment and Management Plan” option and Submit. It will only […]

New Patrick Kavanagh App


The Patrick Kavanagh Centre App has just been launched and is available free on Google Store for Android and on the Apple App Store. It was designed by Aura Internet in Carrickmacross and contains current information on events at the centre, photo galleries and information on points of interest associated with Patrick Kavanagh in Inniskeen. […]

Note of sympathy Brian Friel

Note of sympathy Brian Friel

Great sadness in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen. He has left us a legacy which is everlasting. He made the local universal. Around Inniskeen the 15th of August was the most important harvest festival so we have a natural affinity with Dancing at Lughnasa. Condolences to his wife and family. May he rest in peace.


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