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  A celebration of his life & times Buswells Hotel, Dublin, Tuesday, 8th November, 2016. Background: 1 Patrick Kavanagh was born in 1904 in Mucker, Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. He lived and worked here ‘till 1939 when he moved to Dublin to become a full time writer. He said it was “the worst mistake of my […]

History Course – October 2016


Course: Historical Studies QQI Level 4 Location: Carrickmacross Workhouse Duration: 14 weeks Date and Time: Wednesday 26 October 2016 (7-10 pm) This course will include various field trips and historical tours. Call 0877702525 or 047 30888 for more details. Historical Studies 4N3306: This 14 week module focuses on 19th century Irish History. Important Irish historical […]

‘Reader’s Day’ event


Monaghan County Library Service announce their inaugural ‘Reader’s Day’ event. Top Irish Authors & emerging talent will visit Carrickmacross Library on Saturday 24th September to read from their work, chat about what inspires them and what the life of an author is really like. For the first time in it’s history, Monaghan County Libraries will […]

History Courses starting September 2016


Course: Historical studies QQI Level 4 (See course description below) Start Date: Monday 5 September Venue: Monaghan Institute Time: 7 – 10 pm Duration: 14 weeks Course: Historical studies QQI Level 4(See course description below) Start Date: Wednesday 7 September Venue: Carrickmacross Workhouse Time: 10 am -1 pm Duration: 14 weeks Course: Patrick Kavanagh and […]

Kavanagh Country Tours


Patrick Kavanagh drew much of his inspiration from the countryside around Inniskeen. Our tours are led by expert guides who will board your tour bus and bring you on a journey through many of the places immortalised in the poet’s work. It is a great introduction to the landscape which so inspired him, and for […]



Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016 Friday 30th September 2016. 7.30pm: Reception & Entertainment Ceoltoir: Patrick Martin. 8.00pm: Keynote Address: ‘HOWL ON: A WHITER SHADE OF SHANCODUFF’ 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 […]

Opening Hours

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Centre is closed from 15th December 2017 -
Re-opening on Tuesday 20th March 2018

Tuesday – Friday: 11am - 4.30pm.

Sunday: 3pm – 5.30pm (UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER).

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560

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