Maria Edgeworth Festival of Literature & Arts

10th - 12th May '24

Festival Events

Below a list of the events that we feature in the 2024 Maria Edgeworth Festival of Literature and Arts. Each link below has more information about the events and the facility for you to register or pre-book as required. 

Friday 10th May

Resilience & Wellbeing through Education’

Symposium

'Resilience & Wellbeing through Education'
Richard Hogan & Maisie Lee
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • Library, Edgeworthstown
  • free
Pre Book
Art class during the Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival 2023

Art Workshop

Embrace your inner Picasso
Angela Tuite
  • 2.30 p.m.
  • Library, Edgeworthstown
  • free
Pre Book
Book a Heritage Tour in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

Guided Town Walk

Edgeworthstown Heritage & Literary Trail
Matt Farrell
  • 2.30 p.m.
  • Library, Edgeworthstown
  • € 5
Pre Book

Art Exhibition

Opening Event
Midlands Artists
  • 4.30 p.m.
  • Co:Worx, Edgeworthstown
  • € free
Open Mic Night

Open Mic

Poetry Unleashed
Longford Writers
  • 7.00 p.m.
  • Co:Worx, Edgeworthstown
  • free

Mostrim Laughs out Loud

Tickling the Funny Bone
Jimmy Jest
  • 9.30 p.m.
  • The Sportsman’s Inn, Edgeworthstown
  • free

Saturday 11th May

Storytime2

Storytime for Children

Once Upon a Time...
local storyteller
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • Library, Edgeworthstown
  • free
Orla McGovern story telling workshop

Storytelling Workshop

Tell the Tales
Órla Mc Govern
  • 10.30 a.m.
  • Maria Edgeworth Centre, Edgeworthstown
  • € 25.00
pre Book
Victoria Kennefick, judge for Poetry Competition

Poetry Workshop

From Novice to Wordsmith
Victoria Kennefick
  • 11.00 a.m.
  • The Green, Edgeworthstown
  • € 25.00
pre Book
Sheila Forsey, judge for Short Story Competition

Short Story Workshop

Crafting Tales
Sheila Forsey
  • 2.00 p.m.
  • The Green, Edgeworthstown
  • € 25.00
pre Book
Poetry and Short Story Competition winner

'Culture Night'

Prizes, Readings & Music
Sheila Reilly in conversation with Fergus Cronin
  • 7.30 p.m.
  • The Green, Edgeworthstown
  • € 10.00
pre Book

Sunday 12th May

Artisan & Craft Market

Artisan & Craft Market

Local Arts, Crafts & Food
over 25 stalls
  • 1.00 p.m.
  • The Green, Edgeworthstown
  • free
18th Century Tea Party in the Green, Literary Festival 2022

'18th Century Mostrim Tea Party'

Sip, Chat, and Savor!
Musical & Poetry Concert
  • 2.00 p.m.
  • The Green, Edgeworthstown
  • free

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