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Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival

Programme of Events

Day 1  -  9th May 2019

10.00 a.m. 2nd Level Students
“Talk on “Edgeworth History Trail”
“Health & Wellness” Talk with Laura Thompson
Venue: The Green, Edgeworthstown

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Day 2  -  10th May 2019

6.00 p.m. Children’s section
Primary School Poetry Competition results. Adjudicators comments and presentation of prizes and the Deirdre Purcell Perpetual Cup by Nuala O’Connor
Music with Children's Choir

“Theatre Performance”

Performance by Mostrim Youth Players of “The Lady of the Fertile Ridge” written by Pauline Flood.
Venue: The Green, Edgeworthstown
Free Event

Day 3  11th May 2019


11.00 a.m -.100 p.m. Poetry Workshop with Nuala O’Connor
Venue: The Green, Edgeworthstown
11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Short Story Workshop with Paul McVeigh
Venue: The Old Schoolhouse, Edgeworthstown
Workshops: €20.00 

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2.00 p.m. Glen Lake Walk
“Family nature walk” with Noreen McLoughlin, Ecologist
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult
Places Limited to 20.  Please book through the Development office 00353-436671801 This is a FREE event
Assemble at Old Schoolhouse, Ballymahon Road,
Edgeworthstown, Co Longford.


4.00 p.m. Unveiling of Murals, Granard Road, Edgeworthstown


8.00 p.m. Anniversary Celebration
Venue: The Manor Church, Edgeworthstown
Poetry and Short Story Readings, featuring Nuala O’Connor and Paul McVeigh
Story & Song with Aidan O’Hara
Music and song with Eleanor Quaine and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.
Presentation of prizes to competition winners.
Refreshments served
Admission: €5

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Day 4  -  12th May 2019

The 18th Century Costume Tea Party

2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Rectory Tour, Edgeworthstown
Edgeworthstown 1619 to 2019 a Historical Review including readings from Goldsmith, Wilde and Edgeworth including music and song.

Venue: The Rectory, Edgeworthstown

Admission is €5 -children go free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors in period costume optional
Booking required. €5

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