The Patrick Kavanagh Centre celebrates the life and work of Inniskeen’s most famous son, poet, and writer Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967). Housed in a refurbished old church, the award winning centre tells the story of Kavanaghs journey from Inniskeen farmer who dabbled in poetry to national icon. Visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour of this immersive & evocative experience, which includes the award winning film ‘Pincer Jaws of Heaven’.
Patrick is buried in the adjoining graveyard in a beautifully laid out plot echoing his love of the land and humble beginnings. Given the strong evocation of the natural world and landscape of Monaghan in Kavanagh’s writing, it also is possible to enjoy a walk around the Kavanagh Trail taking in the village of Inniskeen and other key locations in Kavanagh’s story.