Heritage Week 2019

Imeachtaí / Events

Moltar áiteanna a chur in áirithe / Booking advised for the workshops.

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Traditional Music in Co. Longford 

Dé Sathairn 17ú - Dé Domhnaigh 25ú

A poster exhibition running from 17th - 25th of August, this is the story of traditional Irish music in Longford featuring legendary local musicians of the county.

Ceiliúradh na bPíob, (a celebration of uileann pipes),

Dé Domhnaigh 18ú, 2in / Sunday 18th, 2pm

The history and development of Uilleann Pipes, information on pipe makers past and present, and a talk on Uilleann Piper, the late Peter Carberry, with a session by Pipers and friends.

Pocket Bog Monsters (Art Workshop)

Dé Luain19ú 11rn / Monday19th, 11am

Create your very own pocket bog monsters, each with special powers. Using recycled materials with art supplies, bring them to life! Age: five to 12 years (fifteen places). Dress for mess.

Art recycling workshop. Booking essential. Adult accompaniment required. First come, first served basis.

Dig Detectives (Archaeology Workshop)

Dé Luain 19ú 2in / Monday 19th, 2pm

Are you good at finding clues? Can you solve mysteries? If so, join our big bog dig at Corlea and help us solve a mystery. seven to 12 years (10 places). Free Workshop. Dress for mess.

Adult accompaniment required. First come, first served basis.

Scéalta Caonach Cois Tine

Dé Luain 19ú 7.30in / Monday 19th, 7.30pm

Evening of story telling with Vincent Pierse, Seanchaí, alongside musicians, singers, recitations and traditional food tasting.

Midir & Etain's Fairy Art Workshop

Dé Máirt 20ú 11rn / Tuesday 20th, 11am

Flower Fairies, Fairy Twirlers, Fairy Bells - Discover how to create some of Etains favourite fairy objects. Suitable for six to 12 year olds. Booking is required (fifteen places). Dress for mess.

Adult accompaniment required. First come, first served.

Celtic Warrior Weapon-making

Dé Máirt 20ú 2in / Tuesday 20th, 2pm

Create a Celtic tribal shield and sword .Learn about Celtic Warriors. Dress up for the Corlea Warrrier Battle. Suitable for children aged seven to 12 years.

Booking essential as places limited to 12. Adult Accompaniment. Please ask for family concessions.

Bog Nature Walk (WILD CHILD DAY)

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 11rn / Weds. 20th, 11am

On Wild Child Day explore the flora and fauna of the bog. Learn how to uses your sense to find our nature's secrets. five to 12 years. Booking essential. Adult accompaniment required. Dress for mess.

Fear na Ulchabhán / The Owl Man

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 12in / Weds. 20th, 12pm

Learn about Owls from Mike Oliver- The Owl Man.

Scavenger Hunt (WILD CHILD DAY)

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 2in / Weds. 20th, 2pm

Bog expedition for five to 12 year olds. Can you find the items on your scavenging sheet? Adult accompaniment required. Dress for mess. Booking essential.

Basketmaking with Eddie McGrath

Dé Sathairn 24ú 11.30in - 4rn / Saturday 24th, 11.30am - 4pm.

Eddie McGrath will be giving demonstrations of traditional basket making. Eddie makes baskets from willow that he grows himself. Learn the techniques needed to make handwoven baskets.

Scéal Cluichí Traidisiúnta (a talk on traditional games)

Dé Domhnaigh 25ú, 2in / Sunday 25th, 2pm

A talk on ancient and traditional games of Ireland.

The Ancient Art of Hurley-making

Dé Domhnaigh 25ú, 3in / Sunday 25th, 3pm


The Hound of Cualann (children's event)

Dé Domhnaigh 25ú, 4in / Sunday 25th, 4pm

Are you brave enough to face the fierce Hound of Cualann? Children's event: come and try out some traditional games.

Imeachtaí / Events

Moltar áiteanna a chur in áirithe / Booking advised.

Sonraí teagmhála

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Turas stairiúil ag Teach an Reachtaire Naomh Eóin /  Historic House Tour at St John’s Rectory

Dé Máirt 20ú, 7-9in /  Tuesday 20th, 7 - 9pm

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 7-9in / Wednesday 21st, 7 - 9pm

Dé Domhnaigh 25ú, 3-5in / Sunday 25th 3-5pm.

Follow in the footsteps of historical figures, Maria Edgeworth, William Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott, the Wilde Family and the Abbé Edgeworth. Hear their wonderful stories and view historical items.

Imeachtaí / Events 

Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

(043) 3341124 / heritage@longfordcoco.ie

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Longford Rocks! with Matthew Parkes

Dé Sathairn 17ú, 4pm, Árdeaglais Naomh Mel/ Saturday 17th, St. Mel's Cathedral.

An alternative view of our landmark Cathedral, appreciating the great variety of building and ornamental stones used in the original construction and in the restoration. Learn about the different rock materials, their sources and the skills need to work them. With Matthew Parkes, Geological Curator in the Natural History Museum, Dublin.

Exploring the Mall

Dé Domhnaigh 18ú 11rn - c.1in / Sunday 18th, 11am - c.1pm

Discover the history and ecological heritage of Albert Reynolds Peace Park, from earliest times to today. Help us find out the plant and animal species in the park in our mini BioBlitz!

Guest speakers, Martin Morris and ecologist Noreen McLoughlin, will explain the history of The Mall, the mills and industrial heritage along the River Camlin as well as the flora and fauna that make up the park to this day. We hope to do a mini-BioBlitz, and discover the range of species that live there.

An outdoor family-friendly event. Please dress for the weather. Please be aware that there may be photography/videography for use on Longford CoCo social media, websites and publications.

Stair an CLG i gContae an Longfort / History of the GAA in Co. Longford - CHANGE OF DATE!

Anois: Dé Máirt 20ú, 7.30 in, Leabharlann Baile Longfort / Tuesday 20th, 7.30pm, Longford Library

Eamonn Brennan, Culture & Heritage Officer for Co. Longford G.A.A. will tell the history and stories of the historic institution in Co. Longford.

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Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

(090) 643 2546 (branch) or (043) 3341124 / heritage@longfordcoco.ie
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Imeachtaí / Events 

An Áit ‘nar Tógadh Mé -

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 8.15 in, Leabharlann Baile Uí Mhatháin/ Wednesday 21st, 8.15pm, Ballymahon Community Library

Local historian and raconteur, Paddy Egan, will launch his latest book, which is a nostalgic look back at Kenagh village. Special guest: Seán Ó Súilleabháin.


The White Plague" -  A history of the TB epidemic in Ireland

Déardaoin, 22ú, 7.30pm, Leabharlann Baile Uí Mhatháin/ Thursday 22nd, 7.30pm, Ballymahon Community Library

Genealogist and historian, Eilish Feeley, will discuss the T.B. epidemic in Ireland and its impact on Co. Longford.

Planting for Pollinators at Pallas

Dé Sathairn 17ú 11i.n., Áit breithe Oliver Goldsmith/ Saturday 17th 11am, Birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith, Pallas

Make the childhood home of poet Oliver Goldsmith more bee-friendly, by planting native plants, with Brendan Farrell of Ardagh Village Landscapes. This is a partnership project between Longford County Council, the Oliver Goldsmith Festival Committee and Longford Environmental Alliance, funded by the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund. Family friendly.

Outdoor event - please wear appropriate outdoor clothing for gardening, including wellington boots and waterproofs. Gloves etc. advised.

Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

(043) 3341124 / heritage@longfordcoco.ie
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A Walk to Ladyswell

Dé Céadaoin 21ú, 7.30 in, Ionad Pobail an Léana Mór / Wednesday 21st, 8.15pm, Legan Community Centre.

Visit the historic site of Ladywell and the adjoining site of a Catholic church, with historian Martin Morris. Departing Legan Community Centre.


Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

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Imeachtaí / Events

How To Not Get Bored in the Past at Ardagh Heritage & Creativity Centre -

Dé Domhnaigh 18ú 12 - 3i.n., / Sunday 18th, 12-3pm.

Explore 5000 years of stories, games, crafts and other activities that kept our ancestors busy in their time. How did they manage not to get bored without the technologies of today?

Enjoy the stories that Scéalta Beo, Ann and Annette, tell you of your ancestors, starting with their favourite, Midir and Etain. Play games from the times of the Tuatha Dé Danann up to the days of your grandparents. Try some crafts the people of Ireland did before they could shop online! Explore the gardens, be inspired by the exhibition and create something in our art room. The Craft Shop stocks over 50 local crafters, artists and writers and is open all day. Tea/Coffee, all materials provided. Family friendly. 

Adult/Child: €5

To book, contact Ann 0861717925 Annette 0863027602

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Turas tionlactha de Ardach / Walking tour of Ardagh with Martin Morris- ,

Dé Domhnaigh, 25ú, 2in fágáil Eaglais Naomh Pádraig / Sunday 25th, 2pm departing St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland.

Back by popular demand, County Archivist and Ardagh native, Martin Morris will lead a walking tour around Ardagh giving an insight into the history of this beautiful heritage village. The tour will visit the churches and graveyards, taking in the buildings and family names long associated with Ardagh. Organised by the Ardagh Preservation Society. Meeting at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland. Family friendly. Outdoor event.

0862372616 or ardaghpreservation@gmail.com

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Lá Oidhreachta na hUisce / Water Heritage Day 2019

Eas Poll an Éisc, Dé Domhnaigh, 25ú, 12.30in / Pulliness Waterfall, Sunday 25th 12.30pm.

Celebrate Water Heritage Day at the new community walkway to Pullaneis waterfall. Learn about the rivers in the area with Seán Ó Súilleabháin (historian) and Noreen McLoughln (ecologist). Family friendly. Outdoor event.

Lean an nasc seo le haghaidh níos mó eolas ar Poll an Éisc (Facebook, Béarla)/ follow this link for more information on Pullaneis (Facebook)

Lean an nasc seo le haghaidh níos mó eolas a fháil (Béarla)  / click this link for more information about Water Heritage Day

Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

Colmcille Area Development Group Facebook
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A Celebration of Local History

Déardaoin, 22ú, 7pm, Leabharlann Béal Atha Liag / Thursday 22nd, 7pm, Lanesboro Community Library

This evening John Casey will guide us through his wonderful local history collection - a celebration of our local history, through story, poetry, historical books, articles and photographs!

(043) 3321291 (branch) or (043) 3341124 / heritage@longfordcoco.ie
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Longford Rocks! 

Dé Sathairn 17ú, 2in, Baile Nua an Chaisil/ Saturday 17th, 2pm, Newtowncashel


Visit this fantastic community park with Mathew Parkes, Geological Curator in the Natural History Museum, Dublin to discover limestone rock, how it was extracted and what it was used for – including the most famous building in the county! See also the sculptural works in the Park and see how the character of the rock shapes the artist’s choices.

A second talk will take place at 4pm at St. Mel’s Cathedral the same day. This event is taking place to celebrate National Heritage Week and is being organised by the Longford Heritage Office in partnership with the Newtowncashel Tidy Villages Committee.

Sonraí teagmhála / Contact Details 

(043) 3341124 / heritage@longfordcoco.ie
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