This walking or cycling trail in the unique drumlin landscape of South Monaghan consists of numerous sites associated with the work of the poet such as the Kavanagh Homeplace and Farm at Mucker, Kednaminsha National School and of course, Billy Brennan’s Barn. While visiting Inniskeen you can also enjoy the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh outdoors with our innovative and fun Poetry Jukebox situated by the River Fane close to the Round Tower Church.
Once your amble around the trail is complete, drop into the Raglan Road Tea Rooms for some lunch or other refreshments.
When you’re in Inniskeen you’ll find that there is plenty to do, both in and around the village and in the wider area.
Where to Visit
Raglan Road Tea Rooms
The village also boasts a wonderful coffee shop – the Raglan Road Tea Rooms. Just a stone’s throw from the Kavanagh Centre, this quirky tea rooms is an ideal spot for a bite to eat and a chat with the locals.
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Other Visitor Attractions in Inniskeen
Inniskeen is a vibrant village which has retained a traditional Irish character and features the beautiful River Fane coursing through it's centre. As well as hosting McNellos a Traditional Irish pub where Patrick Kavanagh was a regular, there are other nearby attractions.
Located just a few miles from Kavanagh’s birthplace, this family-run business creates distinct craft beers in a small brewery on a farm and offers a tour of the brewery, old farm house and tasting bar where one of the best-sellers is ‘Stony Grey’ pale ale.Find out more information
Irish Country Quads
Irish Country Quads is an adventurous activity centre set between counties Monaghan, Louth & Armagh; Ireland. Take a tour on our purpose built Quad Bike course that caters for bikers of all experience through all weather conditions. Quad Biking is an exciting and adventurous sport where everyone will have an incredible time!Find out more information
Carrickmacross and Kavanagh Country
The nearby town of Carrickmacross is a bustling market town with some great places to eat and drink. Key attractions include:
Built in 1841, Carrickmacross Workhouse has been restored into a Visitor & Community Centre. Tour Guides tell the story of life, death and emigration in the Workhouse during the 1840s Great Famine. History is brought to life with an Animated Film, Interpretative Artworks, Information Panels, and Architectural Features.Find out more information
Carrickmacross Lace Gallery
Carrickmacross Lace was first established in the 1820’s by a Mrs Grey Porter, wife of the Rector of Donaghmoyne. At the Lace Gallery one can view and buy this famous Carrickmacross Lace. A demonstration can be provided on request.Find out more information
The Collective@Market Square
Collective at Market Square is a wonderful art and craft gallery situated in the Market House, Carrickmacross, built in 1861 by the Bath Estate Catherina is the curator at Collective and has worked in the art and craft business for over twenty years.Find out more information
Carrickmacross Heritage Trail
The heritage trail in the old garrison town of Carrickmacross takes 35-40 minutes to walk and is the perfect opportunity to get under the skin of this Co. Monaghan crossroads. Carrickmacross was developed around a castle built by the Earl of Essex in 1630. One of the most striking buildings in the town today is St. Joseph’s, a Roman Catholic Church dating from 1866. Inside, you’ll find ten stained-glass windows designed by Ireland’s master of the art, Harry Clarke. Along with St. Joseph’s, other sites of note include the ruins of the historic Magheross Church, St. Finbar’s (Church of Ireland), the Famine Graveyard, Courthouse & Toll House.Find out more information
For those who love to peel back the layers of time, Ireland’s Ancient East is a wonderful opportunity to experience 5,000 years of history in a compact area. You are invited to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and explore our rich histories in the very places that they happened.
Dóibh siúd a bhfuil fonn orthu na sraitheanna ama a chur ar ais, is deis iontach í an tSean-Oirthear in Éirinn chun 5,000 bliain de stair a fháil i gceantar dlúth. Tugtar cuireadh duit siúl i gcosaintí ár sinsear agus ár stair shaibhir a fhiosrú sna háiteanna sin tharla siad.
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