We offer two experiences – the Maria Edgeworth Centre (an interactive experience) and the Full Experience (Literary and Historical Trail and Maria Edgeworth Centre). Use the forms below to chose which one you would like to book. We accommodate visitors from Ireland or abroad so If you are a tour operator or a school, looking to book a heritage tour in Ireland and would like to include the Edgeworth Experience as part of a Day trip / Educational trip, then please get in touch with us.
Using a combination of audio, imagery and interactive displays the Centre tells story of the Edgeworth family and the history of Early Education in Ireland. Audio and displays are in seven languages. Also on display is the poignant exhibition ‘Scenes from a Disembodied Past’ on the theme of emigration by artist Bernard Canavan.
For group bookings, please contact us via form below.
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.
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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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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