"Explore & Enjoy Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands"
Longford is a friendly, bright, bustling town with excellent restaurants, pubs, boutiques and shopping outlets, a cinema, theatre & center for the arts and plenty of activities, both indoor and outdoor to keep the visitor occupied.
A fine variety of social, cultural and sporting events as well as an eclectic mix of festivals take place in County Longford throughout the year. With activities to suit all tastes and ages both locals and visitors to the Longford area are kept entertained.
Lying at a junction of a number of national roads which lead to many of the major towns of Ireland, it’s accessibility to the rest of the country make it a prime location as a holiday base.
Exploring the Great Outdoors
Located in the heart of the Lakelands and Waterways of Ireland, County Longford is a haven for outdoor sporting activities offering facilities of the highest standard and quality.
For the water enthusiast there are glorious lakes, rivers and The Royal Canal providing plenty of opportunity to engage in energetic outdoor sports such as canoeing and kayaking, or the more leisurely canal cruising, coarse and game angling.
Tourist Trails which criss-cross the county provide memorable days of discovery for drivers, walkers, cyclists and those enjoying the inland waterways of Ireland. Excellent forest walks and large stretches of bogland, some in relatively pristine condition and distinct to the midlands of Ireland, provide fascinating grounds for exploration, observation and discussion.
There is the extraordinary Corlea Bog Trackway, near Kenagh, dating from 148 BC, part of which is preserved in a visitors’ interpretive centre. Early church and monastic sites include Ardagh, founded by St Patrick and home to Saint Bridgit for several years.
The Motte and Bailey castle site at Granard is one of the finest of its type in Ireland, and an impressive reminder of the Anglo-Norman presence in the region. Adjacent to it is the new state of art Knights & Conquests Visitors Centre. You can spend endless days exploring the rich landscape and diverse heritage of County Longford discovering all manner of treasure around every corner. This is a county where nature is cherished and history comes alive.