€67,000 in grant aid awarded by Fáilte Ireland to Longford’s Maria Edgeworth Centre

Aisling Kiernan


Aisling Kiernan




A group of visitors from Australia visited Edgeworthstown recently. The trip was organised by ASA one of the biggest Cultural Tour operators in Australia and Longford's newly appointed Tourism Offic

Fáilte Ireland has awarded €67,000 in grant aid to Longford’s Maria Edgeworth Centre.  

“The history and stories behind Longford’s Maria Edgeworth Centre will be brought to life thanks to a €67,000 development grant from Fáilte Ireland,” Jenny De Saulles, Fáilte Ireland added, before pointing out that the funding was part of a wider strategy to boost tourism and revenue across Ireland’s regions.

“Fáilte Ireland is providing a series of capital grants to improve the quality of animation and storytelling at existing attractions around the country.”
Meanwhile, the Maria Edgeworth Centre was recognised for its ability to improve the quality of physical interpretation at the site through a range of innovative resources including audio guides, video and interactive technology.

“Visitors from around the world are increasingly expecting more interactive and hands-on ways to enjoy history and heritage,” continued Ms De Saulles.

“Development grants, like the one we’ve announced for the Maria Edgeworth Centre in Longford, are vital in ensuring our tourism offering remains strong and competitive.

“One of our key aims at Fáilte Ireland is to drive greater regional growth and a longer season for many businesses.

“We will continue to support tourism businesses across the county to develop a world-class experience for visitors from every corner of the globe.”

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