Born in Mucker in 1905, Patrick Kavanagh is Inniskeen’s most famous son. The Patrick Kavanagh Resource Centre is housed in the old St. Mary’s Church, which Patrick would have attended, and celebrates his life and work. For more information on the Kavanagh Centre and Inniskeen see the Patrick Kavanagh Centre web site: patrickkavanaghcountry.com
St. Daig NS
St. Daigs N.S. is situated in the scenic village of Inniskeen, the birthplace of the poet Patrick Kavanagh. The village, on the banks of the River Fane, is about 7 miles from Carrickmacross and approx. 10 miles from Dundalk. The new school, built in 1970, takes its name from St. Daig who founded a monastery in Inis Caoin, the Pleasant Island in the sixth century. The school lies in the shadow of the eighth century Round Tower. There are presently 7 teaching staff at our school.