Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2017

Takes place on Friday 29th September – Sunday 1st October.

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Flynn Musical

Peacock Theatre – 24th & 25th November 2017 & Patrick Kavanagh Centre 30th November 2017.

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The Time Travelers

Friday 29th September 2017 at 10pm in Patrick Kavanagh Centre

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‘Remember the Brave’ Concert


A unique evening of music & poetry Friday November 10th 7.30pm – 9.00pm St. Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4 As 2017 celebrates the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge and the 50th anniversary of the death of Patrick Kavanagh who immortalised his local area in the poems Canal Bank Walk and On Raglan […]

Mexico Celebration of the poets Goytisolo ...


Every year, Mexico celebrates in November, the Day of the Dead with an Offering to the Dead, which consists of an altar in the name of their loved ones. The Embassy is organizing this year as part of their cultural events, an Offering in the names of Juan Goytisolo of Spain, Juan Rulfo of Mexico, […]

UCD Exhibition on Kavanagh – Kavanagh Reco...


UCD Special Collections exhibit booklet which accompanies the (Patrick) Kavanagh Reconsidered exhibition now on in the Special Collections Reading Room in UCD James Joyce Library Click here to see booklet >>

The Poetry Programme


The Poetry Programme returns on Saturday 4th November at 7:30 on RTÉ Radio 1 with a programme celebrating Patrick Kavanagh, fifty years after his death on 30th November 1967. Noel Monahan and Enda Wyley join Olivia O’Leary to discuss the poet’s work and his legacy. Photo (c) RTÉ Photographic Archive

‘Love’s Doorway to Life’


‘Love’s Doorway to Life’ – An Alternative Biography of Patrick Kavanagh. Scripted and Narrated by Una Agnew and Art Agnew. ‘Love’s Doorway to Life’ is a unique compilation of Patrick Kavanagh’s work, which traces the story of his life from the drumlin hills of Monaghan to the Grand Canal in Dublin. Utilising more than 50 […]

The winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award &...


The winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for 2017 is the Dublin-born poet Ruth Timmins, who now lives in Curracloe, Co Wexford. This is the first year that the award has been sponsored by the Institute of Education, Ireland’s leading school for exam focused tuition. The judge of the competition, Brian Lynch, who is standing […]

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