Edgeworthstown

Welcome To Edgeworthstown.

Edgeworthstown Main StreetEdgeworthstown is situated in eastern Longford just over the border from County Westmeath along the N4 national Dublin-Sligo route. The town is named for the Edgeworth family who first settled there in 1583. The most prominent members of this family were father and daughter Richard Lovell Edgeworth and Maria. Richard was a famous inventor and surveyor while Maria stands as one of the most influential novelists of the English language. Her work stands unmarred by the passage of time and she is best known for her novel Castle Rackrent.

Edgeworthstown Railway StationThe town has a railway station on the Dublin–Sligo railway line. Edgeworthstown railway station opened on 8 November 1855. Industries include animal feed processing and pet food manufacturing. The family estate of Henry Essex Edgeworth de Firmont was nearby. Edgeworthstown has expanded significantly in recent years with new housing estates and updated transport infrastructure

There are many buildings, places of interest and items of historical importance to visit in Edgeworthstown. Edgeworthstown is also known as Mostrim which is derived from the irish name Meathas Troim meaning fertile ridge.