Help for poets in need


A chara, – The Trustees of the Estate of Katherine Kavanagh intend to offer the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, normally of €8,000, again in 2017. Up to two fellowships will be awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Kavanagh’s death. The fellowship is specifically for Irish poets in their middle years. Poets in order to be eligible must have published a body of work, and show that they are in particular need of assistance.

Poets who think they may be entitled to apply are strongly advised to request further information on the conditions of application for the fellowship by writing to the trustees at 3 Selskar Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

There is no application form, but applicants will be asked to supply documentary evidence of age, financial need and Irish citizenship. They will also be asked to supply copies of a substantial number of publications.

The fellowships will be awarded in November 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of Kavanagh’s death. The deadline for applications is August 25th. – Is mise,



(For the Trustees),

Dublin 6.