Patrick Kavanagh Evening Course Announcement

23 August 2023

Six Week Course on the Life and Work of Patrick Kavanagh by Dr Una Agnew

Patrick Kavanagh Centre in conjunction with Carrickmacross Library will run a six week course on the life and work of beloved poet Patrick Kavanagh.  The course will be delivered by Dr Una Agnew, author of ‘A Buttonhole in Heaven: The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh’.  Probably the leading expert on the poet and his life Dr Agnew along with her brother Art, has also produced an audio biography of Patrick Kavanagh  called ‘Love’s Doorway to Life: An Alternative Biography of Patrick Kavanagh.’

This is a wonderful and unique learning opportunity for anyone with an interest in Patrick Kavanagh or indeed life in Monaghan & Ireland in the 20th Century.

A Comprehensive Course on the Poet Patrick Kavanagh 1904-1967


By author and lecturer Dr Una Agnew SSL

Talks from 7pm – 8pm

Admission FREE, Booking Essential

For more information and to book a place contact the Patrick Kavanagh Centre 042 9378560 or email


Wed Sept 13th

“I dabbled in poetry and discovered it was my life”
Kavanagh of the whitethorn hedges of Monaghan.

Wed Sept 20th

Kavanagh’s “Genealogical Rosary”
A Romantic Story of the poet’s background.

Wed Sept 27th

Kavanagh’s Exile in Dublin
“On the stem of memory imaginations blossom.”

Wed Oct 4th

The Women in Kavanagh’s Life
“Surely my God is Feminine.”

Wed Oct 11th

Title: Kavanagh’s Mid-life crisis- Audit and Recovery “Nineteen-fifty-four hold on!”

Wed Oct 18th

Kavanagh rehearses his grand finale!
“It is October over all my life!”
He knew posterity has no use for anything but the soul.