What's On?

This week in Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre (full details below)
We are delighted to have been asked to get involved with by the Leinster Fleadh by the organisers in Ballymahon. We will offer a range of creative heritage-based workshops during the week from 10th to 15th July at 11am and 2pm daily.
Monday 10th July: Midir and Etain felting workshop
Bring the legend to life: listen to our story, be inspired by our collection and create a scene using unspun wool.
Tuesday 11th July:  The King at the Back of the Hill weaving workshop
Hear about King Maine, be inspired by the finds of the dig and create an art piece by weaving various fabrics and fibres.
Wednesday 12th July: Ardagh Saints clay symbols workshop
Learn about  saints in Ardagh, be inspired by symbols in Early Christian art and create a inlayed clay tile.
Thursday 13th July: Sketching in the Village
Join us on a tour of the model estate village and sketch landmarks such as the Clock Tower, Lych Gate, etc. (Indoor option if weather doesn't co-operate)
Friday 14th July:King at the Back of the Hill
Make your own model Iron Age fort like King Maine's using clay and sticks etc.
Saturday 15th July: Midir and Etain paint the legend workshop
Be inspired by the beautiful legend of Midir and Etain and create your own painting.
Prices: €10 per person including all materials. Workshops are approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs in duration.
All ages welcome from toddler to adult. Children must be accompanied.

Tuesday 11th 4.30pm: Guitar with David Crowe
Tuesday 11th 5.30pm: Guitar with David Crowe (New beginners class)
Tuesday 11th 8.00pm: AA meeting  
Thursday 13th 12.00pm: Drop-in art/Self-directed Learning 
Coming Soon
Bilberry Sunday celebration and launch of the King at the Back of the Hill anthology on 30th July
6th Anniversary Celebration and Heritage event on 20th August
Don't miss our summer camps and workshop weeks over the summer!

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.

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 return in September. Elvira from Le Petit Chat teaches in association with La Jolie Ronde. Call 086 2367105 for more details

Cook n Dine
Chef Martin O'Connor will have another event soon.
www.facebook.com/cookanddine/ Call Martin if you want to know more on 086 1739513 or 043 3324748

Elements of Art course
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. 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.

Ardagh ICA Guild
This Guild meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August). The next meeting is in September. 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 Programme 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).
Entry to the heritage exhibition is free on Thursdays from 12 to 5pm. Otherwise tours including a local history talk can be booked at a special price of €5 per person. Scones and tea/coffee or lunch options can be arranged for groups at an extra cost. Pre-booking essential.

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.