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Heritage News and Events



Heritage Week 2018 in Co. Longford

Heritage Week 2018 logo with datesClick here to find out more about our programme of events to celebrate Heritage in Co. Longford

Granard Harp Festival 2018 

Taking place the 31st August to the 2nd September. Click here to find out more about the Granard Harp Festival and click here to find out what is happening in 2018

Padraic Colum Gathering 2018

Click here to find out what is happening in Co. Longford to celebrate one of Ireland's best-loved and most prolific writers of the 20th century. 

Programme of lectures

2018 Local History Lectures in County Longford

Success for County Longford in the Built Heritage Conservation Grants 2018 

Click here to find out about the allocations under the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht's built heritage grants 2018, including the Built Heritage Investment Scheme and Structures at Risk Fund 2018. 

Built Heritage Conservation Grants 2018 (now closed)

Click here for information on the SRF 2018 for urgent repairs to historic buildings in immediate danger of deterioration or loss. Click here for information on the BHIS 2018, for repairs and conservation works to historic buildings that are not in immediate danger of deterioration or loss.

Longford Nua app & community mapping project launch 

An innovative new community mapping project and app to spark local engagement in the regeneration of Longford town, launched at Connolly Barracks, Longford on the 28 July 2017. Click here to find out more...

Click here to follow Longford Nua on Facebook for updates and information. 

Click here to follow the Longford County Council Regeneration Facebook page to find out more about regeneration projects in the county and where the information gathered by the Longford Nua app is being used. 

Click here to find out more about the app developers, Space Engagers, their innovative social/community mapping projects. 

Click here to use the online version of the app, see what others have written about sites in Longford town and add your own ideas. (select Longford Nua in the drop-down menu. Does not work on many versions of Internet Explorer.)

Pádraic Colum Cruinniú 2017

Click here to see the advance notice of the first Padraic Colum Cruinniú, held in September 2017., with events for adults and children, to celebrate the life and works of the Longford-born poet, playwright, novellist, folklorist and lecturer.

Click here to find out more about the Padraic Colum Cruinniú and for a gallery of images and video on the 2017 event.

Click here to see what  is happening in the Padraic Colum Gathering 2018.

Isola Wilde, 150th anniversary

Information and images from the Edgeworthstown Literary Trail event to mark the 150th anniversary of the passing of Isola Wilde, younger sister of Oscar Wilde. Click here for more information.

Matt Farrell, Ireland's Heritage Hero 2016-2017

Matt Farrell from Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford, has been announced as Ireland's second-ever Heritage Hero, by Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. (DAHRRGA) at the National Heritage Week Awards held on the 22 February 2017. Matt has worked tirelessly to improve Edgeworthstown and to promote it's heritage and culture. Click here to read the Longford County Council press release


Revamped Cruachan Aí Website

CruachanAi logo

The Cruachan Aí Heritage Centre in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, have completely revamped their website.  Information on the archaeologically-important Rathcroghan Celtic royal site as well as tours, education packages and upcoming events can be found on the user-friendly site.

Visit www.rathcroghan.ie to find out more.

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