What's On?

Ardagh Heritage and Creativity Centre opening hours (full details below)

Mondays 10am to 1pm: Craft Shop and Exhibition open
Tuesdays 4.30pm and 5.30pm: Guitar with David Crowe
Tuesdays 8.00pm: AA
Wednesdays 10am to 1pm: Craft Shop and Exhibition open
Thursdays 12pm to 4pm: Drop-in art and Self-directed learning
Fridays 10am to 1pm: Craft Shop and Exhibition open
Saturdays 12pm to 5pm: Craft Shop and Exhibition open
Sundays 12pm to 5pm: Craft Shop and Exhibition open

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July: King at the Back of the Hill traditional skills weekend.

Coming soon:
Sunday 29th July: Bilberry Sunday/Domhnach na bhFraochán with Wild Food Mary
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August: Scéalta Beo storytelling and mythology weekend.
Saturday 27th October to Saturday 3rd November Ardagh Fright Fest including writing workshops, Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and lots more.

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 4.00pm 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 and 5.30pm. Contact David on 087 6831873 for more details.

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

Ardagh ICA Guild
This Ardagh ICA meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August). Please come along, bring a friend and support this 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 

Heritage Workshops and Tours
To book a workshop for your group get in touch with Annette or Ann (see heritage workshop page for more details).
No time for a workshop? 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 events and tours.
Call (086) 3027602/(086) 1717925 or email creativeardagh@gmail.com for more details.