What's On?

This week in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre (full details below)

Tuesday 10.30am: Painting with Loretto Cooney
Tuesday 4.30pm: Guitar with David Crowe
Tuesday 8.00pm: AA meeting
Thursday 12pm to 2pm: Arts and Crafts group
Thursday 12pm to 5pm: Self-directed Learning
Thursday 5pm: French with Le Petit Chat

The King at the Back of the Hill
Saturday 11th March at 5.00pm
Join us for a tea-time talk including lecture by archaeologist Adel Coleman on The Excavations at the Back of the Hill to celebrate the latest addition to the heritage exhibition. We will also be launching our new workshops and our open call for the next Anthology of Art and Literature inspired by The King at the Back of the Hill. Light refreshments will be provided.
0863027602 or 0872326553, creativeardagh@gmail.com

6th to 10th March: Engineer's Week
Two sessions a day available to schools or other groups, Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 12.00 pm and 12.30pm to 2.00pm.
Come along and meet an engineer or two from our panel which includes civil, electronic and software engineers. Be inspired by what they do and some engineering feats of the past and design and make your vision for the future in a construction workshop.
Craft Fair - call out for stalls
It is nearly time for our annual Craft Fair and Leprechaun and Fairy Hunt. If you are interested in having a table at the fair the cost is €20 per table, pay on the day. Spaces are limited so booking is essential.
We will provide free tea/coffee to all who have a table at the fair. The fair will be on from 12pm to 5pm and the Leprechaun and Fairy Hunt will be on from 3pm to 5pm, on Saturday 18th March 2017.
This year Creative Ardagh are celebrating "A year with the Fairies" so we would also like to offer spaces to anyone interested in giving workshops that are of a craft, artistic, magical or mythical nature during the event.
As always, we are looking for more art and craft to sell in our shop, particularly those that suit the theme of Irish Myths and Magic but as long as you're local and they are handcrafted we are interested.
Feel free to spread the word!!
Arts and crafts group
Are you interested in arts and crafts? Want to learn some new skills in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere? Come along to the arts and crafts group on Thursdays from 12.00 to 2.00pm, €10 per person (including free tea/coffee). Activities include drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, felting and weaving. Contact us for more details.

Self-directed Learning
Drop in to be creative or learn something new at our self-directed learning day from 12.00pm to 5.00pm every Thursday. €5 per person, per hour to use our art room, library and materials. Resources include books, project materials, toys, games, jigsaws. You can try everything from your ABCs to college level course texts in a range of subjects including art, literature, history, science, languages etc. Open to all ages from toddler to adult, lots of guidance available on request.

Painting Oils and Acrylics
Painting with Loretto Cooney on Tuesdays at 10.30am. Oils or acrylics, contact 086 8478527 for more details.

Guitar lessons with David Crowe
Guitar for all ages from 6+ on Tuesdays at 4.30pm. Contact David on 087 6831873 for more details

French for children
Classes with Le Petit Chat for 1st to 6th Class on Thursdays at 5pm. Elvira from Le Petit Chat teaches in association with La Jolie Ronde. Call 086 2367105 for more details

Cook n Dine
Coming again soon. Watch chef Martin O'Connor prepare starters, main courses and desserts each week as he fills you with tips and advice on shopping, preparing and cooking fabulous food. Then sit down and eat together. €25 per week. Contact the chef for more details.
Call Martin if you are interested on 086 1739513 or 043 3324748

Elements of Art course
Returning in new year subject to demand: Our Elements of Art course is a structured introduction to line, tone, shape, colour, texture, pattern, form and space in art. Each lesson is linked with other curriculum areas including history and science. The course is on Thursdays from 4.00 to 5.00pm, €7 per person or €50 for 8 weeks. You can follow along here creativeardaghartelements.blogspot.ie

Other courses to start subject to demand
If you are interested in Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Irish conversation courses or Maths, English or Art History Leaving Cert grind clubs please let us know and we will provide these subject to demand.

Creative Longford
A support network for all crafters in the area, Creative Longford meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 11.00am. Come along to find out more.

Ardagh ICA Guild
This Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is on 14th March at 8.00pm. Please come along, bring a friend and support this new Guild.

Ardagh, Moydow Reaching Out group
Ardagh Moydow was the first Longford parish to sign up on the Ireland Reaching Out Program and we had Henry Healy (of the O'Bama clan) visiting us in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre. We have regular meetings with the aim of helping people find their Ardagh Moydow roots. Find out more on www.irelandxo.com/group/ardagh-and-moydow-longford 

Group Sessions and Tours
To book a class or course for your group get in touch with Annette or Ann (see groups page for more details).
Tours of the heritage exhibition including a local history talk can be arranged at €3 per person, or at a special offer price of €5 per person scones and tea/coffee can be included. Pre-booking essential. Free entry to Heritage exhibition on Thursdays from 12 to 5pm.

School Tours
To book a tour for your class contact us for an affordable, educational, fun trip. (see school programmes page for more details)

If you want a fun-filled, hassle-free, creative party for your child, or maybe even yourself, contact us to book a date. We provide arts and crafts, play and games tailored to whatever theme interests the party boy or girl. We have had fairy princesses, knights and dragons, Star Wars, dinosaurs and volcanos, superheros, Hawaiian and many, many more themes. You just tell us the theme and we dream up the fun activities. €10.00 per person including free tea, coffee and Miwadi. Bring your own food. You just come and have fun and go home with great memories! We have repeat birthdays every year and no party is the same as the theme decides the party so book now for your unique experience!

Bookings now accepted for all Creative Ardagh courses and events.
Call (086) 3027602/(087) 2326553 or email creativeardagh@gmail.com for more details.