Establishment Name: Patrick Kavanagh Centre  
Phone: 042 9378560
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Town: Inniskeen

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.

A 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. Advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Look Out For
In the graveyard next to the centre is the grave of Patrick Kavanagh.

Fun Things To Do
The centre particularly welcomes schools and tours. 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.

Audio-visual Theatre and Research Library.

50th Anniversary Commemoration

A Graveside Tribute was held on the 30th November 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of Patrick Kavanaghs death.  Click on the link below :

Located in the former St. Mary’s Church at the end of Inniskeen Village on the right-hand side.

Opening Times:
From 20 March to 28 September 2018
Tues - Fri 11am to 4.30pm

From  3 June to 30 September 2018
Sundays 3pm - 5.00pm
Closed on Mondays