Tour Options

The visitor experience in the centre can be enjoyed in a number of different ways.

Self-Guided Exhibition Tour

Learn about the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh at your own pace in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre

Self-guided tours of the centre can be taken between the hours of 10am and 4.30pm every week day. The visit typically lasts one hour but feel free to take your time and enjoy the visit at your own pace. There’s a seating area with plenty of reading material to hand, or maybe you’ll be inspired to write a couple of lines of verse?

Ticket prices for self-guided tours are as follows:
  • Admission: €10
  • Children 6 and under: Free
Patrick Kavanagh

Guided Exhibition Tour

Guided tour of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre with a local County Monaghan guide providing insights about the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh.

Subject to availability and minimum 5 paying customers per group.

  • Admission: €12
  • Children 6 and under: Free

Contact 042 9378560 for details.

Patrick Kavanagh

Enhanced Guided Exhibition Tour with Kavanagh Expert

Guided tour of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre with a founding member of the Kavanagh Centre who shares their unique insight into the poet. This tour features four stops on the Kavanagh Trail within easy reach of the Kavanagh Centre.

Subject to availability and minimum numbers of 5 paying customers per group.

Ticket prices for guided tours are as follows:

  • Admission: €25
  • Children 6 and under: Free

Contact 042 9378560 for details.

Patrick Kavanagh

Guided Coach Tour of Kavanagh Trail

Starting with the exhibition in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre take a coach tour around the Kavanagh Trail and be immersed in the landscape that inspired the poet.

There are 10 sites to discover including:

  • Inniskeen Parish Hall: an important social point in Kavanagh’s time
  • Kednaminsha National School: where Kavanagh went to school
  • Shancoduff: immortalised in the poem of the same name, Shancoduff, the field that Kavanagh bought and worked here was an important source of inspiration to the poet

This guided tour will be led by a Kavanagh expert who will share their unique insight into the poet. It is approximately 2 hours long and finishes at the Raglan Road Tea Rooms where you can enjoy post tour refreshments.

Subject to availability and minimum 10 participants

Ticket prices for guided tours are as follows:

  • Admission: €35

Contact 042 9378560 for details.

Patrick Kavanagh Centre