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Patrick Kavanagh Centre
InniskeenCo. Monaghan
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Discover the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh, one of our greatest ever poets, at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in his hometown of Inniskeen in County Monaghan. See paintings depicting his work, informative exhibits and immersive displays.

Visit the Patrick Kavanagh Centre and view exhibitions honouring the poet's life, his writing and his continuing legacy. His universal themes of love, beauty, nature and faith are timeless and resonate in the hearts of readers of all ages.

Visit the state of the art exhibition and performance space to see the latest in a long line of local performers and talented visiting acts, as well as events celebrating the life and poems of Patrick Kavanagh.

Take the Kavanagh Trail and follow in the poet’s footsteps down winding lanes, through triangular fields and between the whitethorn hedges of Monaghan. A guided tour of these local sites immortalised in Kavanagh's writing is available and must be booked in advance.

Why we like it
  • Discover the life and works of the great poet, Patrick Kavanagh.
  • See a show in the modern performance space.
  • Explore the Kavanagh Trail and see the area that inspired his poems.
  • A guided tour of the Kavanagh Trail must be booked in advance.
Tips from locals

While in the area, check out local craft brewery, Brehon Brewhouse. It's just a five minute drive away.

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