About The Centre
Patrick Kavanagh was baptised here, attended regular Mass and served as an altar-boy here in his youth. St Mary’s Church features in his novel, Tarry Flynn, and also in the semi-autobiographical, The Green Fool.
Patrick Kavanagh is buried in the adjoining churchyard, along with his wife Katherine Moloney Kavanagh, his brother Peter, and his sisters Anne and Mary.
Directions to the Centre
April – September, Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 11am until 5pm.
October – March, Tuesday to Friday from 10am until 5pm.
Exhibition Box Office closes at 4.15pm