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
Opening Hours: The Patrick Kavanagh Centre is open from 10am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday and from 11am to 4.30pm on Bank Holidays.
Saturday openings from May-August from 11am to 4.30pm.