Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, A91AO65. Email:  Tel: +353 42 937 8294
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Inniskeen & Kavanagh Country

INNISKEEN (Irish : INISCAOIN , meaning peaceful Island) is a village in County Monaghan located between the Towns of Carrickmacross and Dundalk , County Louth .

The Coordinates : 54 o 00`00N 6 o 35`35 W

A monastery was founded here in the 6th century by Saint Daigh. The monastery was burned twice and plundered by the Vikings . The Round Tower is still the remain of this period .The arrival of the Normans saw the construction of a motte which can still seen today .

The nearby former church which is now called Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the main place where the visitors can explore the history of this Region and the work of the well known Irish Poet who was born here in Inniskeen. Patrick Kavanagh’s (1904 – 1967) Poems are well documented and many events here in Inniskeen at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre bring many Visitors from Ireland and many other Countries. His most known Poem is also A well known Song called : RAGLAN ROAD in September.

The Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre houses exhibitions on local history and on Kavanagh, a sixty-seat Audio- Visual Theatre, and a Research Library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh’s epic poem “The Great Hunger”, a miniature model depicting Kavanagh’s classic, “A Christmas Childhood”, Kavanagh’s Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.

The LOCAL GAA Club – INNISKEEN GRATTANS was founded in 1883 and are very important for sporting Life . The impressive New Stadium were opened in 2008.

One of BEST Pitch & Putt GOLF courses are on a beautiful location beside the FANE RIVER

Other Activities taken place at the Community Centre and the Centre beside the ROUND TOWER.