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The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets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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Two Weeks of Art Installations in Dundalk

AAEX (Art as Exchange) is a dedicated group of over 30 local artists, who over the last 3 years have provided a variety of local arts initiatives. From 15th -29th November 2019 AAEX will be showing visual art installations in a central exhibition space at 41-42 Clanbrassil Street and selected locations in Dundalk. 20 AAEX […]

Review from The Furrow, November 2019

The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh. A Buttonhole in Heaven? Una Agnew Dublin: Veritas ISBN 978-1-84730-882-5. This book is proof that tough love can be tender. What is meant here is that Una Agnew shows in this re-issue of a book that first appeared in 1998 that rigorous research and critical rigour do not prevent […]

‘Chalk Dust’ by Noel Monahan

‘Chalk Dust’ by Noel Monahan, directed by Padraic McIntyre. Dates: Thursday 5th, Friday 6th & Saturdat 7th December Time: 8:00pm Admission: €18 & €16 Booking (049) 8547074 or RAMOR THEATRE CHALK DUST POSTER PDF >>


Nestled amidst the rolling drumlin hills of the border region lies a place called County Monaghan. We’ve given the world poets, artists, fighters, sportsmen, and much more. A son of Clones, Barry McGuigan, conquered the world of boxing with his fists. Inniskeen man Patrick Kavanagh dipped into his magic chest of words and weaved a […]

The Kavanagh Centre is closed for refurbishment.

A guided exhibition is on show in the Church by the Round Tower, located in the centre of Inniskeen village. Guided tours of Kavanagh Country (minimum of 15 visitors) are also available. From 1st November 2019 pre-booking is essential. You can contact us at or Ph. 087 171 0592. 087 987 3431.

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.

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