Irelands Ancient East

Promoting Edgeworthstown's Heritage and History

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Getting Here

Entry to the Poetry and Short Story competitions are closed. If you'd like to sign up for a workshop please visit this page

Work Shops


Become a member of the Edgeworth Society - click on the button above to be taken to the registration page. Membership costs just €10 per year

Take the Tour



Thank you for visiting the Edgeworthstown website. Here you will find useful information on Edgeworthstown and it's rich heritage, drawn from it's association with the famous Edgeworth family, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde and many more historical figures.  You can learn more about our literary past and what we can offer the visitor to our town. You can find out how to get here and you can find links to other attractions, a short journey away, that are worth a visit.With our guided walks we offer the visitor an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Maria Edgeworth and her family, Oliver Goldsmith, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and Oscar Wilde. You can visit the Walled Garden at Edgeworthstown House, the Rectory (birthplace of the Abbé Edgeworth) and St. John's Church and graveyard where Isola Wilde is buried.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our site.

You can get in touch with us via the form on the Contact page

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Or by phone 00353-436671801 (9 am to 5pm GMT only)