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Patrick Kavanagh Centre
Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
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 modern 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, visit the local craft brewery, Brehon Brewhouse. It's just a five minute drive away.

Contact details
Candlefort, Co. Monaghan, A91 KT20, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 2 hours here.

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