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Getting to Longford...

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Longford is located on the N4 National Primary Route, the main artery between Dublin and Sligo. It is also the point where the National routes the N4 and the N5 converge making it an important axis for traffic traveling from East to West. Dublin port and Rosslare port can be reached by the national road network.
AA Route Planner Ireland – www.theaa.ie
GPS co ordinates : Longitude: -7.798954    Latitude: 53.725871


Longford is serviced by the Dublin to Sligo rail line which arrives and departs to/from Connolly Station Dublin. There are two stations in County Longford which are serviced by this rail line, Longford town and Edgeworthstown.

For further information please contact:
Irish rail at the Longford Station 00353 (0)43 3345208
Dublin Connolly Station 00353 (0)1 7032358/ 00353 (0)1 7032359.
Irish Rail Services – www.irishrail.ie


National Bus Service.

Longford is serviced by Bus Eireanns Expressway service. Longford forms part of the Ballina to Dublin bus service and the Sligo to Dublin bus service. Dublin Buses arrive/depart to/from Busarus, Dublins central bus station. There are two bus stops in County Longford which are Longford town and Edgeworthstown. Other bus services in operation include Longford to Athlone and Longford to Galway. The direct bus service to Dublin airport also passes through Longford town making travel to the airport very convenient.

For further information please contact:
Bus Eireann at the Longford Station 00353 (0)43 3345208
Busarus in Dublin 00353 (0)1 8366111
Bus Eireann Services – www.buseireann.ie

Local Bus Service.

Local Link Longford Westmeath, Longford Westmeath Community Transport CLG, Áras an Chontae, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 FH4N

Telephone: 044 9340801 | Fax: 044 9385972 | Email: longfordwestmeath@locallink.ie | Web: www.locallinklongfordwestmeath.ie

Local Link Longford Westmeath is pleased to announce and evening service on Route 865 Granard to Longford (via Ballinalee).

The Royal Canal – Boating/Walking/Cycling:

Co Longford can now be reached via the Royal Canal which meanders its way from Spencer Dock in Dublin through Counties kildare, Meath and Westmeath before entering Co Longford and linking with the longest river in Ireland, the Shannon, at Richmond Harbour in Clondra. The Royal Canal takes the visitor through some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside that Ireland has to offer. Boating, walking and cycling are just some of the activities that are now enjoyed on various stretches of the waterway. The towpath, which runs the length of the canal (90 miles)has been designated The Royal Canal Way and is a National Way Marked Way. It is a unique walkway that allows the visitor to meander at their own pace from Dublin to County Longford through Abbeyshrule, Ballymahon, kenagh, Killashee, and on to Clondra village. The walker has the choice of branching off into Longford town or continuing on to Clondra, whichever they prefer. Much of the canal paths close to the villages have been enhanced in recent years with further developments planned for the future. Being a canal bank walk, the gradient is never steep, making it an ideal introduction to long distance walking. Walking the Royal Canal Way is possible either as a long distance walk or as a series of short walks.
For further information on boating/cruising/walking The Royal Canal please contact:
Waterways Ireland at 0044 (0)2866323004


Ireland West International Airport is just over one hour from Longford and serves a number of UK and European routes.

Abbeyshrule Airfield is located in South County Longford near the town of Ballymahon and outside the picturesque village of Abbeyshrule. Flying into Abbeyshrule the runway is tarmac, 800m in length and due to its location has unlimited unclustered air space. Most single and light twin aircraft can land at Abbeyshrule. Prior permission is required for landing.
For further information please contact:
Abbeyshrule Airfield at 044-93572000/ 087-2715167/ 087-6888640
www.aeroclub2000.ie  or www.ultraflight.ie or www.abbeyshrulemicrolightflyingclub.com

Private Transport:

Longford town and all the other main towns in the county are well serviced by Taxis and Cabs. Private Coach and minibus hire is also widely available throughout the county of Longford.

Longford - Cavan Bus Service:

Whartons Travel: https://whartonstravel.com/cavan-to-longford-bus-service/