It’s hoped the European Cultural Heritage Award won by the Patrick Kavanagh Centre last week will be a boost for the whole area.
The tourist attraction in Inniskeen has triumphed in the Film and Video category at the Heritage in Motion Awards for 2020.
These awards are a celebration of the best examples of innovative multimedia and digital projects in cultural heritage in Europe.
This year’s winners were announced at an online ceremony on Friday.
The centre re-opened in July this year, following a €1m restoration, and the story of Patrick Kavanagh is told through an immersive, multimedia experience.
The award was given to the centre piece of the exhibition, a triple-projection titled ‘The Pincer Jaws of Heaven’.
The idea behind the piece is to connect visitors with the power of Kavanagh’s words, and the landscapes that inspired them.
At today’s meeting of the Carrickmacross Castleblayney MD members commended the Centre.
Local councilor Noel Keelan stated that he hoped the increased recognition of the Kavanagh Centre, along with the public realm scheme would make Inniskeen a more developed and attractive location.
The public realm scheme is being done under the Town and Village renewal Scheme and will see better infrastructure, including safer walkways for pedestrians and improved accessibility.
It was confirmed today that some level of consultation has happened locally in relation to the scheme already, with more to held, and the council is hopeful it will be completed in just over a year.