Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2019

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets

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Patrick Kavanagh Society

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000

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Upcoming Events 2019

Click here for the programme of events 2019.

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Deepest Sympathy – Death of Ciaran Carson

We are very sad to learn of the death of the great poet, Ciaran Carson, R.I.P. We send our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.


SENIOR SECTION SENIOR SECTION Name of student School Poem Title 1st Prize Annie Halley Ard Scoil na Mara Vincit Qui Se Vincit’ Sommerville, Tramore, Co. Waterford Tramore 2nd Prize Keilan Colville St. Michael’s College Coffee’ Lisnaske, Co. Fermanagh. Enniskillen. 3rd Prize Kerri Martin St. Vincent’s Secondary School Advice To A Modern Woman’ Aughrimore, Culloville, Co. […]

2019 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award Winner

Press Release | 2019 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award The winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, sponsored by Grant Thornton, is Scott McKendry (32) from Belfast. The €1,000 prize, which is awarded to a poet who has not yet published a full-length collection, was presented to the winner at the Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen, Co […]

Obituary to Ann Keeley-Kavanagh

Obituary to Ann Keeley-Kavanagh Born: March 14th, 1922 Died: August 20th, 2019 “If Ann Keeley-Kavanagh, who has died aged 97, had not married Dr Peter Kavanagh, brother of the Irish poet Patrick, she would have come to the notice of Irish media anyway due to her ground-breaking career. She was the daughter of Irish emigrants […]

Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards...

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September 2019. A feast of Lectures, Poetry, Music and Storytelling to celebrate the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh in the poet’s native village of Inniskeen. Please note: Due to ongoing refurbishment at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, all events will be held in the Assembly Hall, St. Daigh’s School, Inniskeen. […]

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019.

The Winner, Runners-up and Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019 have now been notified. The results will be published on our website following the award ceremony on Friday 27th September 2019. We take this opportunity to thank all the participants who submitted their work for the competition. The Adjudicator of the competition, […]

Opening Hours

logo1Due to refurbishment works at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre, the exhibition will be closed until further notice.

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone:
042 937 8560 / 087 171 0592 / 087 987 3431

Inniskeen Parish – Mass Times

Monday: 8pm
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday: 10am
Thursday: No Mass
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 6pm
Sunday: 10am
Fr. Martin Treanor. P.P. - Tel. 042 9378105

Ireland’s Ancient East – The Story of Monaghan

Discover the hidde gems of County Monaghan on this two-day, self-guided tour, taking in ancient monastic sites, unspoilt landscapes, picturesque villages, museum treasures & much more.
The Story of Monaghan Itinerary - PDF