The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019.
Closing date for entries Wednesday 14th August 2019.

The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for a first unpublished collection of poems in English is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland.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 49th year. Previous winners include Eileán Ni Chuilleanáin, Paul Durcan, Thomas McCarthy,  Peter Sirr, Sinead Morrissey, Conor O’Callaghan,  Celia de Freine and Joseph Woods.

The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000.

Closing date for entries is Wednesday 14th August 2019.

The Award will be presented on the evening of the Friday 27th September 2019 at the opening of the  Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend in Inniskeen.

Rules and entry form from are available on our website or from the  Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.


Rules & Entry Form Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019 – PDF

Rules & Entry Form Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019 -Word Doc

Tel. 00353(0)429378560, Fax 00353(0)429378855

Opening Hours

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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

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