Monday, 22 February 2016

Lots happening in Creative Ardagh this March

There will be lots of family fun taking place in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre in March starting with the Design the Future family workshop for Engineer's Week on Saturday 5th March at 3pm (€5 per person). Come along and meet an engineer or two, be inspired by some engineering feats of the past and design and make your vision for the future. This workshop is available for schools from 29th February to 4th March, but hurry as most slots are now booked.

Our third annual Craft Fair take place on Saturday 12th March from 12pm with wonderful crafts by Flutterby Crafts, Hazelrocks, Jacinta Baxter Design, Just Jules, Mosaic Bizarre, Niki Jewellery and more to be confirmed. We will also be hosting a number of workshops on the day and finishing the day off with our very popular Leprechaun and Fairy Hunt event from 3 to 5pm (€8 per child). Create a Patrick's Day/Spring artwork/craft, listen to some stories and maybe tell some of your own, find the Leprechaun's pot of gold and have a wander through the Fairy Trail in the forest.
Tea and Coffee will be on sale on the day.…/
We finish off the month with the exciting White Rabbit's Egg Hunt over the Easter Bank holiday weekend at 3pm, Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th.
Come and join in the fun, with a special themed art workshop. Then follow the White Rabbit down the tunnel, take part in the Mad Hatter's tea party, help paint some roses red or try not to get lost in the Wonderland woods before you search for Easter eggs.
Tickets €8 per child, €5 per adult or €24 for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
Bookings now being taken for all events.

Watch out for lots more later in 2016 including A Time Travelling Day Out to 1916 in May.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Reliving History workshop for 2016

We are delighted to be able to offer a new workshop for schools and other interested groups throughout 2016 in association with the 1916/2016 Longford Committee. We will also host a special family day on Saturday 21st May (watch out for more details).

Travel back in time with us and experience what life was like for children in Longford 100 years ago.
Answer these questions and more in our interactive tour:
What games did they play?
What were their homes like?
Did they go to school?
What Longford people took part in the Easter Rising?
How did the arts inspire change at the time?
All participants will get a chance to make their own art piece to take with them (options include printing, collage, clay and fabric and fibre).

This is just one of several workshop options available for schools and other groups of all ages from toddlers to adults. See more here and here.
€5 per person for groups less than 10, €4 per person for groups greater than 10.
Email: or call Annette on  086 3027602 or Ann on 087 2326553 to book your tour or find out more.