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14th Apr 2021
to 14th Nov 2021

Age Range

Patrick Kavanagh Legacy Programme

The Kavanagh Legacy Programme is a series of discreet projects stimulating fresh perspectives on the life and work of Patrick Kavanagh, one of Irelands most beloved poets, and the significance of his work in a contemporary context.

This will be achieved through several project strands

  • Radio Essays: An ongoing series of broadcast-quality essays for radio/online will be devised and developed in collaboration with contemporary artists and thinkers offering fresh perspectives on Kavanaghs writing, philosophy and the milieu in which he lived.
  • Kavanagh Memory Mapping Project: Engage an artistic facilitator to develop an archival schools project (8-13yrs) supporting the collection of recorded memories and photographs of Patrick Kavanagh from within the Inniskeen community and hinterland (Killanny/Carrick/Dundalk).
  • Mentoring Bursary: Develop a Bursary Programme for schools / young adults in collaboration with the Kavanagh Centre and Kavanagh Weekend festival. This will involve a series of group workshops over a defined period with a contemporary writer, to support the creative development of emerging literary voices.
  • Devise Original Performance Based on Childhood Themes explored in Kavanaghs Writing. An original performance-based work as above for an early year’s audience (4-8).
For more updates on the project check here 

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.


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