Patrick Kavanagh

Thursday 30 November: Patrick Kavanagh: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, Swift Theatre, Arts Building, 7pm

‘In fifty years or so’

It is fifty years since Patrick Kavanagh died but his poetry remains well loved and widely read. On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, 30th November 2017, a celebration of his work will take place in the Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, at 7 p.m.

It is organized by the School of English, in association with the Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Kavanagh, and Poetry Ireland.

Panel discussion chaired by Vincent Woods: Kavanagh in the 21st century

Taking part are the critics, Lucy Collins (UCD), Kenneth Keating (UCD), Rosie Lavan (TCD), and the poets Michael O’Loughlin and Leanne O’Sullivan.

Followed by a reading of fifteen poems by Kavanagh including two chosen by readers of his poetry.  To vote on your favourite, please go to or email

Booking is advised.  Booking is through Eventbrite,