The month of November marks 50 years since Patrick Kavanagh’s passing

PK_Memorial_IOE‘The month of November marks 50 years since Patrick Kavanagh’s passing. To commemorate the occasion, The Institute of Education will host a lecture in the late poet’s memory on November 23rd.

The lecture will be delivered by Paul Durcan, who was appointed as Kavanagh’s successor by Kavanagh himself when he wrote the following lines during the Summer of 1967:

““On Paul Durcan my hopes are pinned,
But wait till he gets his second wind.””

Another highlight of the evening will be the presentation of this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in conjunction with the Patrick Kavanagh Society, Inniskeen. Durcan won the same award in 1974, in addition to numerous other esteemed Irish poets.

The are no tickets currently available for this event. However, if you would like to be included on the waiting list – please email Mary Fleming at

Opening Hours

logo1Patrick Kavanagh Centre opening hours 2018:

Tuesday – Friday: 11am - 4.30pm.

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

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560

Inniskeen Parish – Mass Times

Monday: 8pm
Tuesday: No Mass
Wednesday: 10am
Thursday: No Mass
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 7.30pm
Sunday: 10am
Fr. Martin Treanor. P.P. - Tel. 042 9378105

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