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1st Jun 2024
to 31st Aug 2024

Age Range
All ages

The Poet's Cottage

Camross Village
R32 TX84

Patrick Ryan: The Camross Poet 1750-1825

The Poets Cottage is our local landmark, it lies at the centre of Camross village and features in all our village photos, we are using this Creative Ireland Community Project to celebrate the life and times of the Poet - “Patrick Ryan”. 

The cottage was designed to replicate a traditional Laois thatched cottage and represent the home of the Poet- Patrick Ryan who lived in Camross from 1750 - 1825.  It is a community building and there are plans in place to renovate and develop its tourism potential. It was originally built as a Millenium Heritage Project by the local FAS team. 

We have commissioned Peter Dooley, a Camross artist renowned for his portraits to create a portrait of the Poet which will be hung in the Poets Cottage and seen by all its visitors. 

He will also create a logo, digital graphics and artwork that can be used when we require letterheads, signage, menus etc in the future. 

During Heritage Week 2024 we will host a reception to launch the portrait, recite his poetry, music, we will serve refreshments. 

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

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