Second-level Students Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017

Closing Date For Entries is Friday 26th May 2017.

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Patrick Kavanagh Creative Writing Weekend Workshop 2017

19th – 20th August 2017 Director: John McKenna

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Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2017

Takes place on Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October.

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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 […]

Kavanagh Weekend 2016 another memorable ev...

Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre

‘I could listen to him all day’ sighed a young woman, in front of her husband who took no offence.  She was reacting to Michael Harding’s talk in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen on Sunday last. She wasn’t the only one! Harding talked and read from his memoir, ‘Talking to Strangers’ was a big […]

Opening Hours

Patrick Kavanagh Centre


Centre closed from Friday 16th December 2016.
Re-opens Tuesday 21st March 2017
During this period Tour Groups (minimum 15) can be catered for by advance booking

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560