Reserve Friday, 15th April, for Dublin Lyric Players production of ‘Pull Down a Horseman’ by Monaghan playwright Eugene McCabe. This play is about a secret meeting which is known to have taken place in January 1916 between Padraig Pearse, James Connolly and the Irish Republican Brotherhood to decide the date of the Rising.
Monthly archives for February, 2016
Tribute to the late Fr. Peter McGuinness, Inniskeen. It was with great sadness that the community of Inniskeen learned on Saturday morning last of the death of their former parish priest, Fr. Peter McGuinness, “We must record life’s mysteries without claptrap” so wrote the poet Patrick Kavanagh. Fr. Peter Mc Guinness would definitely concur with […]
May 2016: Student Poetry Competition 2016: Closing date for entry, Friday 27th May 2016. This competition is open to second- level students throughout the thirty two Counties of Ireland. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 27th May 2016 at 4 p.m. Each student may enter one poem, of any length. Late […]
Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016: Closing date for entries Friday 29th July 2016. The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.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 45th […]
9th -10th July Inniskeen Road July Evening Festival A weekend of outdoor events throughout Kavanagh Country. Dress in 1920’s costume and cycle through Kavanagh Country on High Nelly bicycles visiting many of the sites immortalised by the poet. Enjoy re-enactments from scenes in Kavanagh’s Tarry Flynn and The Green Fool by local actors. A concert of […]
Sunday 10th July Special 1916 Commemoration This year we are planning special 1916 commemoration events as part of the Inniskeen Road Festival. These events will be themed to focus on political events of that time which had a lasting impression locally and nationally. In November 1915 Padraig Pearse was invited to Carrickmacross to a commemoration […]