Second-level Students Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017

Rules and Entry form now available. Closing date for entry 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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Flynn Musical


FLYNN musical play Peacock Theatre – 24th & 25th November 2017 & Patrick Kavanagh Centre 30th November 2017. (Anniversary of Patrick Kavanagh’s death). A brand new musical that has its base in Patrick Kavanagh’s novel, Tarry Flynn’, and also contains some of his best loved poems that have been arranged to song, is due to […]

Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poe...


Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards Friday 29th – Sunday 1st October 2017   Celebrating the poet’s legacy 50 years on. Click here to view preliminary programme >>  

National Culture Night at the Patrick Kava...


National Culture Night at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre,  Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan. Friday 22nd September 2017. Patrick Kavanagh’s work illustrates a renaissance in Irish spiritual customs and values which would have been lost without him. His poetry and prose vividly tell the parochial tale which is everywhere acknowledged to be universal. Featuring Poetry Readings and Fanebank […]

Patrick Kavanagh Centre Annual Writing Wor...


19th – 20th August 2017 Director: John MacKenna Title – The Strangers We Meet The workshops will concentrate on the development of characters who may become the narrators of, or the people who will feature in, short-stories and novels. We will look at the places in which we find characters – memory, imagination, landscape, conversation […]

Inniskeen Road July Evening


‘The bicycles go by in two’s and threes’ the poet wrote, but on this July weekend we had many more. Enough for a big crowd but not too big to be dangerous. At 4 o’clock Seamus Cassidy brought a group on a heritage walk of the famed village. His anecdotes and specific historical reference added […]

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017. Cl...


The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017. Closing date extended to Friday, 11th August 2017. The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.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 its 46th […]

Opening Hours

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Tuesday – Friday: 11am - 4.30pm.

Sunday: 3pm – 5.30pm (UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER).

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560

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