Ardagh is one of County Longfords most picturesque villages with many architecturally important features. The history of the village is one of mythology, religion, literature and story telling.
The villages features in Oliver Goldsmiths famous play 'She stoops to conquer'. Noted for its religious associations to St. Patrick, St Brigit and St Mel, it is however also the site of the ancient legend 'The Wooing of Etain'. Ardagh Heritage Centre is the hub for the telling of this legend, it is also the location for Creative Ardagh art school as well as 'Creative Longford' arts and craft gallery which sells gifts made with love in Longford.