Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Inniskeen, Monaghan

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The Patrick Kavanagh Centre is dedicated to the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. We provide information on the poet, his birth place of Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, the area today and info on upcoming Kavanagh events throughout the year.

The 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

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.

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Opening hours

Centre re-opens for day visits on Tuesday 18th March : 11am-4.30pm

Open Sundays Between 2nd June - 29th September : 3pm - 5:30pm

Tours can be arranged at anytime by prior appointment

Latitude: 54.002924

Longitude: -6.58094