We want to announce that the Maria Edgeworth Centre will reopen on Monday 6th July – open from 11.00AM – 3.00PM Monday – Friday. We hope to extend the hours from July 20th. The Maria Edgeworth Centre, due to its size has limited capacity so if possible book in advance.
You can reach us
On our contact page on web site (
By phone 043 6671801
Or message us on our Facebook page (
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy in our adjoining park with its children’s playground.
The Maria Edgeworth Centre has four exhibits
1. The Edgeworth Story
2. Edgeworthstown and its role in the Primary School System (with exhibits)
3. The Edgeworth Portrait Gallery
4. ‘Scenes from a Disembodied Past’ an exhibition by artist Bernard Canavan
Hand held audio devices will not be available, there will be an Open Broadcast presentation available in seven languages.
Prices are €5 for Adulta ---- €15 for Families
Children under 10 -free (accompanied by an adult) ---- Group rates Contact us
A souvenir audio guide of Edgeworthstown & its History is available for the special price of €5.
Remember Covid-19 Restrictions Apply so please be understanding


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.


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