Book a Heritage Tour in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Heritage and History in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Visit the Maria Edgeworth Centre. Expect an interactive exhibition in our old schoolhouse. Learn more about the Edgeworth Family and their influence and contribution to Ireland and Ireland’s education system while wandering through an 19th century schoolroom. A unique Heritage Tour in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands in County Longford.

You can pre-book via “Book Now” or visit us directly in our visitor centre in Edgeworthstown. 

Furthermore, the Maria Edgeworth Centre is also part of the Edgeworth Heritage & Literary Trail. Another interesting Heritage Tour in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Either book or request a guided walking tour through the town or collect a map and an Audio-Guide (€5) for the self-guided literary trail in our Maria Edgeworth Centre. Just drop in and get the information without any bookings.

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Are you a school or tour group?

If you are a tour operator or a school and would like to include the Edgeworth Experience as part of a Day trip/Educational trip then please get in touch with us using the form below as we offer discounted rates for larger groups. A typical tour can last between 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the options you choose. This Experience would make a great educational trip for students in Ireland. Visit our Experience Pages for an overview of what is available.

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Blog Excerpts..

Maria Edgeworth returned to Longford this week end, and what a delight to meet her again.

This time she was at the Back Stage Theatre in an adaptation of Castle Rackrent by Johnny Hanrahan with a wonderful cast.

Many years ago, on the Aran Islands, I first read Castle Rackrent, and used one of nature’s wild flowers as a preserved book mark, which happens to be still in Sir Condy’s page. This time I saw the author’s humour anew, with subtleties missed back then, but now superbly highlighted with a great Cast. They enjoyed their role which we in turn enjoyed.

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She came back to Edgeworthstown today to celebrate her 250th birthday.

Maria Edgeworth is not dead.

She came back to Edgeworthstown today to celebrate her 250th birthday.

She moved quietly along the west wall of the new chapel, noting on her way the full seats, attentive and anticipating. She seemed to approve of this new chapel, not there in her time, but now part of her manor home, and part too of the wider community.

She crossed to the writing desk, the old familiar oak, designed specifically by her prodigiously talented father, Richard Lovell.

John Langan was there. She spoke to him and started to reminisce, and listened to his reassuring common sense.

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