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Creative Ardagh
Ardagh, Co. Longford
Family friendly
Rainy days
Free car parking
Learn about Irish mythology, early Christianity, local writers and life 100 years ago at Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre. Create art, explore your creativity and be inspired.

This welcoming, quaint and curious centre is in an old schoolhouse built in 1898. Take in an exciting exhibition and discover the rich fabric of Ardagh life down through the ages, from the roots of the village in Irish mythology to its development as an important early church site.

Over the years, Ardagh has hosted writers and musicians such as Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Walter Scott, Turlough O'Carolan, and Maria Edgeworth. The village has two beautiful churches that are worth viewing, along with a clock tower and the ruins of the original St. Mel's Cathedral.

Creative Ardagh transformed the Creativity Centre into a place in which people of all ages are encouraged to explore their creativity, be inspired by the beautiful setting, and create their own individual artwork. They host family events, creativity mornings, group classes, and drop-in art days.

Why we like it
  • Enjoy the unique beauty of Ardagh and learn about local history.
  • Children and parents are encouraged to get creative through arts and crafts and plays.
  • Regular family events, creativity mornings and drop-in art days.
  • Accredited as an SFI Discover Centre.
Tips from locals

Explore the Edgeworth Literary Trail at Edgeworthstown taking in St. John's Church and graveyard.

Contact details
Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre Cross, Back of the Hill, Ardagh Village, Co. Longford, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

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