Opened just at the beginning of the first ‘lockdown’ in 2020, the newly renovated visitor centre in Inniskeen, County Monaghan houses a unique exhibition about the life and works of one of Ireland’s most famous poets, Patrick Kavanagh. Working with Make and Monaghan County Council we were awarded the tender for the interactive creation and design throughout the centre.
The old church, where Kavanagh was baptised, has been transformed into a permanent exhibition about the poet. Our work included a series of interactive touchscreens that help interpret the artefacts on display and also document his influences, personal life and poems created over six key stages of his life.
Another two large interactive screens explore the geography of the poets life. ‘Kavanagh Country’ highlights locations around Inniskeen where he grew up and highlights the Kavanagh Walking trail. It also delves into locations that are featured in his poetry. ‘Kavanagh’s World’ interactive explores his wider travels, from living in London to his trips to America and beyond.
Touch screen displays reveal documents, photos and information on Kavanagh's life and times...I've been waiting quite a while to get the chance to come and see it and urge anyone reading this to do the same.
November 20, 2020