In fifty years or so

  • Thursday 30 November, 7.00pm
  • Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
  • Tickets: Free, booking advised

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, join the School of English, in association with the Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Kavanagh and Poetry Ireland for a celebration of his work. 

The evening will begin with Kavanagh in the 21st Century, a panel discussion chaired by Vincent Woods, with critics Lucy Collins (UCD), Kenneth Keating (UCD), Rosie Lavan (TCD), and poets Michael O’Loughlin and Leanne O’Sullivan.

This will be 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 Poetry Ireland's Facebook Page or email