Our society promotes the legacy of the novelist and educationalist Maria Edgeworth and her family. To help with this objective we have developed the Edgeworth Historical & Literary Trail taking in visits to sites associated with the family. Recently, with the support of Failte Ireland we have opened "The Maria Edgeworth Centre" which is located in an 1840 School built with the support of the Edgeworth's. The schoolhouse contains original exhibits dating back to 1802. It is one of the oldest schoolhouses in Ireland and the British Isles built on the principles of Maria Edgeworth and her father Richard Lovell Edgeworth.