Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we get asked frequently so we gathered them together in this Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you need more information than you find on this page or need some clarification then feel free to send us a comment or query using the Contact Us page

To ensure the health and safety of our visitors and team members, specific Covid-19 training has been carried out with all our employees and the Maria Edgeworth Centre and its team has been awarded the Fáilte Ireland COVID-19 Safety Charter. We are committed to fully comply with all government and HSE guidelines to ensure the safety of our visitors and currently operate with reduced visitor numbers and hand-sanitising stations throughout the museum. We kindly ask our visitors to queue outside and inside the museum to adhere to social distancing, give contact details on arrival and wear a face covering while visiting.

While booking ahead is recommended we cater for walk ins. (please check the opening hours in the Visit Us section). Please understand that if you arrive and the centre is full then you may need to wait. Picnic facilities are available at the Centre or in the adjoining Park.

The Maria Edgeworth Centre is open from Tuesday to Sunday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 10:00am – 17:00pm. Opening at 11 am on weekends. Last admission 16:00pm.

Yes, there is free parking across the road in the “Green”, our public amenities.

Across from the Centre is the Green a small park area with a playground suitable for younger children. Please note they must be supervised by an adult or older child. We do not provide this service.

Adults: €5.00, Children 10-16 years: € 3.00, Children under 10 are Free (accompanied by an adult), Family: €15.00, Concession rates available

At the moment we only accept cash payment in the centre. Please use our online booking system if you want to pay by card.

Please see our Refund Policy. In the event that the Maria Edgeworth Centre is forced to close for any reason beyond our control, your booking can be re-scheduled, or a full refund will be issued.

Walk ins are more than welcome (please check the opening hours at the bottom of the page). Please understand that if you arrive and the centre is full then you may need to wait. Picnic facilities are available at the Centre or in the adjoining Park.

The ground floor exhibition area is wheelchair accessible and has disabled access toilets. The Literary and Historical Trail is wheelchair accessible with some limitations. It should be noted that the Trail crosses the public roads in a few places.

Visitors can enter for a tour 1 hour before closing.

The Centre is a standalone visitor attraction. If, however you’d like to visit more of the historical attractions in the Town we recommend to request a guided tour of the Heritage and Literary Trail. This Tour starts and ends at the Centre and will take roughly 1,5-2h. Otherwise we offer a flyer and Audio Guide (€5) for a self-guided tour.

In certain circumstances and with sufficient notice we may be able to accommodate you. Please contact us and if we can help you, we will.

The Literary & Historical Trail is available for pre booking by groups. We have plans to run a number of guided tours during the Summer months, these will be available for individuals to join. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

Yes, we are a family-focused tourist attraction that will appeal to all age groups. We welcome school groups of all ages from both Primary and Secondary schools.

Yes, we have audio guides for the centre available at no extra charge. The audio guides are available in English, Irish, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin).

Dogs are welcome in our outside areas but must be kept on a lead at all times. Please clean up after your pet.

Meathuis Troim is the parish, it means ‘fertile ridge’  and some accounts state that there was a church built here in 6 AD by St Beatan. In the the 17th Century (1619) the first Edgeworths came to the area as a result of land granted to them by the king. Over the years the town grew up around the Estate and became known as Edgeworthstown. Mostrim is a variation on Meathuis Troim and used by many locals and others to refer to the parish/town.

Please do. There are picnic tables on site.

Unfortunately not at the moment. But just a 2 min walk into Edgeworthstown will bring you to “Bia Deas”.

If you arrive late we will try to accommodate you on the next available slot. Please note there may be a considerable wait depending on tour bookings on the day.

If you are unable to make your pre-booked tour time please phone us on + 353 43 667 1801 as soon as possible and we will re-schedule your tour time if at all possible.

Not yet. We hope to open our gift shop in Spring 2022.

Yes. We encourage you to photograph yourself here and share on Social Media, but videography is unfortunately not allowed.