Virtual Walks in Co Monaghan

The Patrick Kavanagh Trail

With thanks to Art Agnew and to Trek Ireland

Hop on your High Nelly and join us a whistle-stop tour of Kavanagh Country in the company of Art Agnew, Patrick Kavanagh aficionado. Walk (or cycle) in the celebrated poet’s footsteps, down the lanes, through triangular fields and between the whitethorn hedges; the Monaghan landscape that shaped Patrick Kavanagh as a person and a poet has changed little since his time. The trail is 6km in length, and includes sites such as the Kavanagh homestead and Kednaminsha National School, where Kavanagh received his only formal education, as well as landmarks like Shancoduff and Billy Brennan’s Barn, immortalised in the poet’s work.


With thanks to Art, to Trek Ireland and to Peter Lennon, who kindly loaned his High Nelly for the purpose of this clip.