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14th May 2020
to 28th Nov 2020

Age Range
All ages

Patrick Kavanagh Legacy Programme

This programme will have three distinct project parts involving community groups, the creative community, schools and various cultural, archival and library council services.

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 3 separate project strands

  • Podcast Series
    A series of broadcast quality podcasts 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 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.

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

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