Second-level Students Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2017

Rules and Entry form now available. Closing date for entry Friday 26th May.

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Patrick Kavanagh Creative Writing Weekend Workshop 2017

19th – 20th August 2017 Director: John McKenna

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Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards 2017

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

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Centre closed from: Friday 16th December 2016. Re-opens: Tuesday 21st March 2017 During this period Tour Groups (minimum 15) can be catered for by advance booking Ph. 042 9378560. E-mail:

Inniskeen Parish Christmas Carol Service


At Inniskeen Round Tower Church On Sunday 11th December 2016 at 7.00pm Featuring Inniskeen Parish Choir with special guest Lorraine Cotter & Carrickmacross Cantemus Choir We warmly invite you to come along and enjoy your favourite Christmas Carols & Reflections Donations if desired to Carrick Cancer Refreshments served.

Centre closed Wednesday 23rd November 201...

Centre closed  Wednesday 23rd November 2016 due to ESB interruption.  

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre mourns the dea...


The Patrick Kavanagh Centre mourns the death of poet and songwriter, Leonard Cohen. He has been regarded as gloomy as a lyricist but we wouldn’t label him as such. In Kavanagh’s poetry he refers to darkness and fog but only to highlight the vitality of light. In his poem, ‘My Room’ despite its location in […]

Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Awards 2016 –...


Patrick Cunningham, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Amanda Bell, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Maureen Boyle, Warn Parade, Belfast. Nuala Roche, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny. James Finnegan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Larry Stapleton, Mulgannon, Wexford, John D. Kelly, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh. Jackie Gorman, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Moya Roddy, Roscahill, Galway. Colette Colfer, Waterford City. A. M. Cousins, Pineridge, Wexford. Jennifer Matthews, […]

Monaghan Association – Dublin, presents: ...


  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 […]

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Patrick Kavanagh Centre

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