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The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust

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The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Trust

Patrick Kavanagh's widow Katherine in her will left all rights in her husband's works and all royalties from them to Trustees who were directed to apply the income to help Irish poets who are in need of assistance.

Katherine Kavanagh wrote in her will:

'In the light of certain conversations that I had with my late husband I am of the opinion that poets can best benefit from grants, bursaries, loans or any manner of financial assistance during their "middle years," that is to say that period of their creative life when they have established that they are capable of work of merit and before they are too old to reap the full benefit of such assistance.'

The Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in poetry is advertised from time to time. Recipients include Ciaran O'Driscoll, Susan Connolly and Maurice Scully.

The Trustees are Leland Bardwell, Patrick MacEntee, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eunan O'Halpin, and Macdara Woods.

Acknowledgements

This site was originally conceived by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and made by Philip Casey. Thanks are due by the Trustees for the work of Carol Taaffe who copied the poems, and for the guidance of Antoinette Quinn.


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