Thursday 27 January 2022

Heritage in Schools visits

We are delighted to now be taking bookings for visits to schools through the Heritage in Schools scheme. Between February and June Ann or Annette can come to your school and guide you through our Exploring your Townland project (or one of our other workshops). 

Visits are part-funded by the Heritage Council so the cost to the school for a full day with a heritage specialist is only €100 (€60 for DEIS schools) and half day visits are €60 (€40 for DEIS schools). If you book the same specialist for 5 sessions the 5th visit is free for the school.

Contact us at to arrange a date in advance, then book your visit through the Heritage in Schools website.

Exploring your Townland

Discover all you need to research and explore your townland: delve into its history, find out the meaning of its name and look at local built and natural heritage close up. Using this as inspiration create your own art or writing based on what you learn. 


Thursday 13 August 2020

Heritage Week 2020


Join Scéalta Beo and Creative Ardagh online for three days during National Heritage Week when we will show you all you need to explore your townland; delve into its history; take a walk; and look at your local heritage close up.

Using this as inspiration we will then guide you to create your own art and writing in two short workshops suitable for all ages - children and adults.

Share your creations with us and we will feature it in our online gallery.

Wednesday 6 December 2017


Welcome to '...and where are you from? Art of Longford Townlands' website. This resource is designed to be used with the teacher pack which will be launched and made available to all Co. Longford schools in early 2018 thanks to the support of Creative Ireland's Longford Committee.

The project started when Creative Ardagh  were approached by Granard native artist Eilish Creamer with her vision for an art project to enable students to 'increase their cultural identity and imagination by application of history and folklore to art'

Eilish's own work had led her to explore the unique shapes of the townlands around the county on maps and with her local knowledge she began to see images in the shapes. A selection of her recent paintings were on view in Granard and Longford earlier in 2017 and feature stories from local legends, folklore and history such as Diarmuid and Gráinne's horseback ride through Granard and the '98 Ballinamuck Croppie pictured below.

This website is still a work in progress and will be added to regularly. Along with the teacher pack it can be used as inspiration for a similar project in your local area.

Follow the links on the pages above for more details.