The Maria Edgeworth Visitor Centre in Edgeworthstown, County Longford, is in one of Ireland’s oldest national school buildings that opened in 1841.
The Maria Edgeworth Visitor Centre pays homage to the celebrated 18th century novelist Maria Edgeworth, a notable pioneer of literature, a feminist and social commentator of her time. She was considered a lioness by literary giants including, Wordsworth, Scott and Jane Austen. Using a combination of audio, visual and interactive displays in seven languages, you will learn about a progressive thinking family and how they played a major role in the establishment of the Irish national school system.
Visitors can enhance their experience by taking the Edgeworthstown Heritage & Literary Walk which is a guided walking tour through the town's past. Explore the area's connections with historical figures such as Oliver Goldsmith and Oscar Wilde.
- Learn about Maria Edgeworth, an early feminist and pioneer in literature and education.
- Explore interactive exhibitions in seven languages.
- The centre is located in one of Ireland's oldest national school buildings.