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We are thrilled to have such an experienced actor leading workshops for our new Tales and Trails project to help us engage with young people and bring Ellisland to life.

Louise McNulty works as an actor, director and creative producer. She is a semi regular on Emmerdale playing DC Meaden. In 2018 she performed at Edinburgh Fringe in a one woman production of A Dangerous Woman and played Mrs Cole in the successful premier of D’Eon at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester, both by Renny Krupinski.

Other roles include Ladybird in James and The Giant Peach at Waterside Arts Centre, Mary in Fallout at Anthony Burgess Foundation, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at The Brindley Theatre, Antipholus/Adriana in a two hander of The Comedy of Errors at Oldham Coliseum Studio, The Patient in 4.48 Psychosis at Brewery Arts Centre and Peggotty in What the Dickens at Buxton Fringe Festival.

Louise also manages a venue in the North West of England, ‘The Studio’, which is becoming a hub for Edinburgh Fringe previews! She has 24 years professional experience of youth theatre facilitating, museums living history, role play, creative project management in schools, museums and arts centres.

 

Burns Poetry

Some of Robert Burns’ best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm. Transcripts of the poems and songs written by Burns at Ellisland Farm.

Poems
Painting of Ellisland Farm
 

About

Burns experienced his most creative and fruitful years here at Ellisland. He found great poetic inspiration in the beauty of the surrounding countryside, the various people he met and the events he witnessed whilst living here.

About

Burns Attractions

Ellisland Museum & Farm is conveniently situated on the road between Robert Burns' birthplace in Alloway and his final resting place at St Michael's Cemetery in Dumfries.

Burns Attractions

Visit

There is so much to see at Ellisland Museum & Farm, so please allow at least an hour for a short visit and two to three hours for a full visit. We're a short, 5 mile drive from the centre of nearby Dumfries, just off the A76.

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