Inniskeen

The birthplace of poet Patrick Kavanagh, in 1906, this small, attractive village has several places of interest, primarily the folk museum and the Patrick Kavanagh Rural and Literary Resource Centre. The museum, housed in a former church, has about a dozen sections. Themes covered include the old Great Northern Railway, poitin-making, schooldays, carpentry, shoemaking and blacksmithing, all redolent of rural life in the early years of this century, when the poet was growing up here. The museum also has Kavanagh's death mask. The Kavanagh centre is also in a converted church which he attended as a young boy. The centre also has a library and tours of the area are organised. Kavanagh himself is buried in the adjacent graveyard.

14 km (9 miles) W of Dundalk.