Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016

Friday 30th September 2016.
7.30pm: Reception & Entertainment
Ceoltoir: Patrick Martin.

8.00pm: Keynote Address:
Patrick Kavanagh on the brink of Psychedelia.’
Pat McCabe.

9.00pm: Annual Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award.
In association with the Patrick Kavanagh Society.
Introduction by poet and adjudicator, Brian Lynch.

9.30pm: Performance of a variety of traditional pieces on flute and harp. The rich sound of harp and flute combined, will touch the heart and soul of all present in a venue which is second to none for atmosphere and natural acoustics.
Sean & Céola Walsh, father and daughter duo.

Saturday 1st October.

9.15am: Conducted walking tour of Patrick Kavanagh Literary Trail in Carrickmacross with Larry McDermott. Assembly: The Valley Lodge – opposite St. Joseph’s Church.

11.00am: Poetry Readings by the winners of the 2016 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award.

11.45pm: Canon Bernard Maguire alias ‘Salamanca Barney,’ PP of Inniskeen 1915-1948.
Dr. Una Agnew:

12.15pm: ‘Lost Between’. AReading by Liz McManus.
1pm: Lunch.

2.15pm: ‘That noble unrequited gentleman’: W. T. Cosgrave and the Irish Revolution, the North (and Patrick Kavanagh)’.
Professor Michael Laffan.

3.15pm: ‘Patrick Kavanagh’s Inniskeen during war and rebellion, 1914-18’.
Professor Terence Dooley.

4.30pm: “Nothing on Earth”: Irish Gothic and the 21st Century?
Conor O’Callaghan.

7.30pm: Commemorative Mass
Celebrant: Fr. Martin Treanor, P.P.

9.00pm: Inniskeen Dramatic Society present
‘Power without Glory’.

Sunday 2nd October

Bus Tour – visiting sites of local and historic interest with Art Agnew.

1pm: Lunch

2.00pm: Graveside Commemoration.

2.20pm: “Talking to Strangers”
Michael Harding.

3.35pm: Annual Schools Poetry Awards
Presided over by adjudicator Noel Monahan.
Readings by the winners from their work.

View Patrick Kavanagh Weekend Full Programme HERE

Upcoming Events – Buy Online

  1. Annual Poetry Writing Weekend Workshop directed by Caitríona Ni Chléircín

    June 23 @ 9:30 am - June 24 @ 1:30 pm

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Tuesday – Friday: 11am - 4.30pm.

Sunday: from 3rd June – 30th September - 3pm – 5.00pm.

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

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