Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre
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Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen, Monaghan,
Ms Rosaleen Kearney
The Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre offers a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the Irish poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh, in Inniskeen County Monaghan.
The Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre is located in the home town and birthplace of the poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh. It displays a permanent exhibition dedicated to his life and work. It features a 60 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.
The special feature of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the unique performance tour of Kavanagh Country, which takes in many local sites immortalised by Innishkeen's most famous son, with anecdotes, historical facts, wild rumours and even the odd poem along the way.