Maria Edgeworth Festival
of Literature & Arts

Event Details


Friday, 10th May 2024

Date & Time


"Resilience and Wellbeing through Education"

Tools for Life

From 10.30 am until 2.00 pm


There are 11 places available.

Resilience & Wellbeing through Education’


The Library, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, N39 F7Y8

About the Event

 3.5 hours

We are excited to delve into the powerful and enlightening world of “Resilience & Wellbeing through Education” with Richard Hogan and Maisie Lee. These educational talks promise to be a transformative experience. They will combine the expertise of two incredible individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting resilience and wellbeing in educational settings.

In these talks, we will gain valuable insights, which will undoubtedly empower us in our personal and professional growth. The topics discussed are highly pertinent and significant in today’s context. With Richard Hogan’s extensive knowledge of psychology and Maisie Lee’s vast experience in education through the medium of performance and the arts we are in for a treat. This dynamic duo have all the ingredients to provide a comprehensive understanding of how education can become a catalyst for fostering resilience and wellbeing.

What do I need to bring?

Pen and Paper, if you want to take notes!


  • Free Event
  • Spaces are limited
  • Registration necessary


Richard Hogan & Maisie Lee

Richard Hogan is a systemically trained Family Psychotherapist registered with The Family Therapy Association of Ireland. He writes every Thursday for the Irish Examiner. His column ‘Learning Points’ explores his progressive approaches to mental health promotion. He is the author of the best-selling book ‘Parenting the Screenager’. This book is a practical and accessible guide for parents of the modern child. The book received critical acclaim from The Irish Times as a ‘must buy for any parent of a teenager’. His recent publication, ‘Home is where the Start is’ was a national bestseller and shortlisted for an Irish book award. He is the clinical director of the award-winning psychotherapy and counselling service Therapy Institute. Trinity College Dublin invited Richard, in 2017, to undertake a PhD with the university to explore how his paper, ‘systemic practices in education’ could be introduced into the Irish educational system. Richard was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for his work in 2020 and travelled to America in 2021 to carry out research in a leading American University on how to better promote inclusion in Irish and American Schools. Richard is the leading contributor on RTÉ ‘Raised by the village’. Richard is also an expert contributor on Virgin media’s most successful launch of an original programme, ‘Eating With The Enemy’ and RTÉ’s ‘Raised by the Village’. He is also a regular contributor on shows such as, Drivetime RTÉ Radio 1, The Hard Shoulder Newstalk, The Today Show RTÉ, Ireland AM Virgin Media, The Tonight Show with Claire Brock, and he is a regular contributor on The Brendan O’ Connor show where he offers his expertise and progressive strategies for better mental health promotion.

Richard Hogan on Resilience & Wellbeing through Education
Maisie Lee

Maisie Lee studied Drama and Theatre Studies in Trinity College Dublin. Whilst primarily working as a Theatre Director, her work spans theatre for adults and young audiences, radio drama and documentary. She has worked with companies including The Abbey Theatre, Fishamble New Play Company, Druid Theatre, The Ark Cultural Centre for Children and RTE2FM. She won a Gold IMRO Award for audio documentary Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands, looking at children’s experiences of the Covid pandemic.


She also works as a drama facilitator and has taught at The Lir Academy, Gaiety School of Acting and University of Galway. Maisie was Artist in Residence for Baboró International Arts Festival for Children 2021-23. She set up and facilitates their inaugural Children’s Panel. She also works as a Creative Associate for the Arts Council’s Creative School’s programme.

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