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.
Located in the former St. Mary’s Church at the end of Inniskeen Village on the right-hand side.
From 21st March to 30th June 2017
Tues – Fri 11am to 4.30pm
From 4th July to 29th September 2017
Tues - Fri 11am to 4.30pm
Sundays 3pm - 5.30pm
Closed on Mondays