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Edgeworth Literary Trail

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Edgeworthstown
Longford
Republic of Ireland

 

Located in the heart of Ireland, just over an hour from Dublin, discover the charm of 18th and 19th Century Literary Ireland and follow in the footsteps of famous Literary figures Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, Oliver Goldsmith and Oscar Wilde. Visit the grounds and restored walled gardens of Edgeworthstown House ancestral home of novelist Maria Edgeworth and her famous father Richard Lovell.

A local guide will take you on your walk and relay the tales of this historic period in Irish Literature and Heritage. You will visit St. John's Rectory where Goldsmith received his early education and where Isola Wilde sister to Oscar died it is also the birthplace of the Abbé Edgeworth, confessor to Louis XVI of France. Take in St. John's Church and graveyard with its Edgeworth family tomb and ancient gravestones, also the place where Oscar Wilde paid many visits to the grave of his beloved sister Isola. See 19th-century schoolhouses. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea in some of the local establishments.

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