Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre

Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre

The Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre houses exhibitions on local history and on Kavanagh, a sixty-seat Audio- Visual Theatre, and a Research Library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh’s epic poem “The Great Hunger”, a miniature model depicting Kavanagh’s classic, “A Christmas Childhood”, Kavanagh’s Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.

The special feature of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the unique performance tour of Kavanagh Country, which takes in many local sites immortalised by Inniskeen’s most famous son, with anecdotes, historical facts, wild rumours and even the odd poem along the way.

Casual visitors are more than welcome. The Centre is run by the Inniskeen Enterprise Group.
You can also join the new “Friends of Patrick Kavanagh” organisation.


Patrick Kavanagh Centre Opening Hours
Centre re-opens for day visits on Tuesday March 22nd 2016 from 11am-4.30pm

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

For information and booking phone 042 937 8560

School Visits & Tour Bookings

School tours cover topics such as History, Topography, Folklore, and Local Legends as well as Kavanagh’s life and work, hence a day out in Inniskeen is of benefit to a wide range of students. The Patrick Kavanagh Centre is adding a new dimension to its programme for schools and colleges at all levels. For more information view our 2011 Schools Programme.

For school visits and tour bookings please contact us on 042 937 8560 or

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

For information:
042 937 8560

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