Maria Edgeworth Festival
of Literature & Arts

Event Details

18th Century Mostrim Tea Party

Sunday 12th May 2024

Date & Time


18th Century Mostrim Tea Party

Sip, Chat, and Savor! With music, dance, poetry and song

From 1.00pm until 5.00pm


18th Century Tea Party


The Green, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, N39VW40

About the Event

4  hours

Get ready for an extraordinary experience! We will be indulging in the finest tea and delectable food, all served in the exquisite style of the 18th Century. To truly immerse yourself in the excitement, why not dress up in a stunning period costume? It’s your chance to be a part of the fun and make this event even more memorable. Prizes for the best period dress! To add a touch of magic and wonder to our festival experience children can get their faces painted in style. So, get ready to step back in time and join us for an unforgettable celebration! 

2 pm to 2.50pm – Scór: Dancers, singers and musicians will entertain the crowd featuring many local talents.

2.50 pm to 3 pm – Mostrim Players – A reading from Maria Edgeworth’s letters by Kate O’Donohoe.

3 pm to 4.30 pm – LOS LORCAS: Poetry in Concert. All the way from America, Poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up.

FROM RAGLAN TO THUNDER ROAD: A poetic-musical pilgrimage featuring original works, along with ballads and acoustic reimagining of tunes and poems/songs by: Patrick Kavanagh, Mumford & Sons, William Butler Yeats, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Lumineers, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Federico Garcia Lorca and Seamus Heaney, among others.

During all the events, our Artisan & Craft Market will be set up around the Green. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity and craftsmanship! Many of the crafters will demonstrate their skills. Learn more here.

Los Lorcas
Los Lorcas combine poetry and song.

What do I need to bring?

Tea, coffee and finger food will be served.

Keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. Let’s hope for the best!


  • Free Event


Festival Committee

After combining their efforts for another year, the Edgeworth Festival Committee are delighted to present their new Festival programme of art, culture, music and surprises for 2024. We hope you enjoy the weekend and thank you for your continued support.

In Costume

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