All Ireland Poetry Day

all ireland poetry day 2012Thursday October 4th 2012 was designated National Poetry Day by Poetry Ireland. The night saw an extravaganza of poetry and music in The Canal Studio Backstage Theatre Longford… view clips

Eurochild 2012 Launch

eurochild 2012Eurochild 2012 was launched at the Backstage Theatre on the 6th November 2012 at 7pm… view launch video

Launch of ‘Say it Like a Paragraph’

say it like a paragraphSay it Like a Paragraph is Mary’s fourth collection of poetry and is one that is inspired by journeys both personal and physical, the poet has taken since the death of her father in 2008. The launch was held in Backstage Theatre Longford in October 2012… view clip

Edward Denniston Reads from His New Collection of Poems

edward dennistonAn evening of celebration at Backstage Theatre where Edward read from his book ‘The Scale of Things’… view clip

Dublin Writers Centre Visit

writers visit dublin writers centreLongford Writer’s Visit to the Dublin Writers Centre… view clips

Noel Monahan

noel monahanLongford County Council recently celebrated the lifetime achievements of Longford poet and dramatist Noel Monahan at Backstage Theatre Longford… view clips


solasA collection of readings from the debut novel of Longford based writer Belinda McKeon. The novel is based partly in rural Longford and the majority of the cast of characters were also Longford people… view clips


kindlings“Kindlings”- Lanesboro Lasrai Writers’ Group first collection of stories… view clips

Almost Lost

almost lostA collection of readings from The Ballymahon Writers Group from their anthology of writing. From the humble beginnings, the group has grown in strength and numbers, and have just released their first collection of work, entitled ‘Almost Lost’. The book contains a mixture of new and old work and took about a year to complete… view clips


heartlandThis is a collection of the work of fifty-six Longford born or based creative writers which takes the ancient traditions of story making and story telling and presents them in both book and CD ROM format thus taking the delivery of literature into the twenty-first century… view clips

Loose Leaves

loose leavesA collection of Poems and Short Stories by writers from Longford. Facilitated by Longford County Council Arts Loose Leaves has given writers in the county a beautiful record of their work, something that can be treasured for posterity. Here you can view the authors reading from their work and also read the full text online… view clips

Jack Harte

jack harteThe Longford Arts Office were recently associated with the launch of Jack Harte’s new novel “Reflections in a Tar-Barrel”. Jack has strong Longford connections, having spent much of his childhood in Lanesborough. “Reflections in a Tar-Barrel” was launched on 3rd December 2008 in Longford Branch Library… view clips

Three Short Childrens Stories

three short childrens storiesStory telling is a great way to engage children’s interests and creatively encourage active imagination. Two of these stories start with extra visual stimulus in the form of very special puppets but these engaging and amusing characters are not allowed to take over the story telling experience. All the stories offer plenty of ideas to share after the story is told… view clips