Located in the Heart of Ireland, County Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon and Lough Ree and has some of Ireland’s oldest and best preserved peatlands. Other natural amenities include; the Royal Canal, the River Camlin, Lough Gowna, Newcastle Woods and Derrycassin Woods.
Road access to the county is facilitated by main thoroughfares such as the N4, N5, N63 and N55 roadways with strategic infrastructure projects such as the N5 by-pass allowing the free flow of traffic through Longford town. National bus and rail routes radiate out of Dublin and connect via Longford to Sligo and Ballina. The county’s central location enables easy access to the airports at Dublin, Shannon and Knock, and the major seaports at Dublin, Rosslare, Waterford and Cork. Both Longford town and Edgeworthstown are served by the Dublin-Sligo rail line.
County Longford is the perfect Irish location for any potential investor or company seeking a strategic EU based location. Many successful companies already call Longford home and you can view their stories here. To find out more about County Longford, view our facts and figures or take an in-depth look at Longford’s Economic and Community Plan 2016-2022 - Unity.
The county has much to offer, from both a land based and water based perspective. This includes natural heritage, archaeology, festivals and food. Water enthusiasts can enjoy the River Shannon, the Royal Canal, and the numerous lakes throughout the area which offer opportunities for outdoor activities and pursuits including: boating, angling, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, walking and wildlife-watching. Associated attractions include Lough Ree Environmental Summer School, the Cruthú Arts Festival, Ardagh and the islands of Lough Ree. Find out more about what there is to see and do in County Longford.