Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2018 – Rules


The winner of this year’s award will receive €1,000. The award is for an unpublished collection of poems in English and is open to poets, born in the island of Ireland, or of Irish nationality, or long term resident in Ireland. Manuscripts accepted for publication shall be eligible ONLY if the resulting collection of poems […]

Upcoming Events


Schools Poetry Competition Closing date for entries Wednesday 30th May 2018. Download rules and entry form :Student Poetry Award 2018 – Rules & Entry Form 2018 R. 3 4 18F Poetry Writing Weekend Sat 23rd – Sunday 24th June 2018. Director: Caitriona Ni Chleircin Inniskeen Road July Evening Gathering Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th July […]

Events Celebrating Patrick Kavanagh’s 50th Annivers...

Events Celebrating Patrick Kavanagh’s 50th Anniversary.

11th March – The Western Association Galway – ‘O Commemorate me in 50’. Homage  to Patrick Kavanagh in Music, Song & Poetry at the Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane. Devised by Ger Considine. 6th July – ‘Raising Hearts not Eyebrows’ – a dramatic monologue on Patrick Kavanagh’s early life. Performed in Lisburn and Leighlin Bridge […]

Tune to BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, February 18th at 6:45...

Tune to BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, February 18th at 6:45 p.m

Tune to BBC Radio 3 on Sunday, February 18th at 6:45 p.m to hear Theo Dorgan explore the world of Patrick Kavanagh. Theo visits places in Inniskeen and Dublin which inspired Patrick, talks to people who knew him and appraises his work with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Macdara Woods, Brian Lynch and Sr. Una Agnew. Patrick […]

Kavanagh Weekend 2016 another memorable event.

Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre

‘I could listen to him all day’ sighed a young woman, in front of her husband who took no offence.  She was reacting to Michael Harding’s talk in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in Inniskeen on Sunday last. She wasn’t the only one! Harding talked and read from his memoir, ‘Talking to Strangers’ was a big […]

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2016

Left to right : Rosaleen Kearney, Administrator, Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Laurence O’Dwyer,  Winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award 2016,  Art Agnew, Chairman, Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Brian Lynch, President of the Patrick Kavanagh Society and Adjudicator of the Awards, Kevin Conroy, Runner –up.

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

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