Visit Longford Ireland's Hidden Gem
Wondering what to do when visiting Longford? Listen to any of this series of podcasts to find out! Pike Fishing, Go Kart racing, Knights and Normans, Maria Edgeworth and much more. These podcasts will help inform you.
Spotify link for Podcasts here: spotify.com/longford
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - ARDAGH CREATIVE AND ARTS CENTRE
Season 2022, Ep. 1
Annette Corkery and Ann Geraghty Smyth explain all on this podcast about the centre and the towns history.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - THE BACKSTAGE THEATRE
Season 2022, Ep. 2
Janice Gibney explains about the thriving theatre and arts centre and its development from being located in a gym hall within the Slashers GAA Complex to being a full theatre and arts centre co-located with the GAA complex.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - THE CORLEA TRACKWAY
Season 2022, Ep. 3
Noel Carberry on this podcast explains the unique importance of this ancient road across the bog and what to see when you visit.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - KNIGHTS AND CONQUEST HERITAGE CENTRE
Season 2022, Ep. 4
In this podcast we chat to General Manager of the centre, Deirdre Orme and find out all about this fantastic Norman Ireland facility in the heart of Longford adjacent to the tallest Motte in Ireland.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - LONGFORD GOLF CLUB
Season 2022, Ep. 5
On this podcast learn about the County Longford Golf Club which was founded in 1894 and has been warmly welcoming visitors ever since. The golf club is located on the outskirts of Longford town on the Dublin Road (R393) and is a little over an hour from Dublin.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - LOUGH REE ACCESS FOR ALL
Season 2022, Ep. 6
Learn about the unique Lough Ree Access For All boat on this podcast which provides an adapted integrated water based experience for people with disabilities for the very first time – allowing access for up to 8 wheelchair users at the same time to tour the Shannon. All are welcome by the way!
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - THE MARIA EDGEWORTH CENTRE
Season 2022, Ep. 7
On this podcast Matt Farrell curator for the centre and its driving force explains about its development and the importance of Maria Edgeworth.
For those who may not know here - she was an enlightened feminist with radical ideas on political, social, scientific, economic educational and cultural matters. As a young woman, she was the most celebrated language novelist of her era.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - MIDLAND GO KARTING
Season 2022, Ep. 8
An exciting day out at Midland Karting & Paintball is explained with sound effects!
If your are visiting it is located 4 kilometres outside Edgeworthstown.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - PIKE FISHING ON THE SHANNON
Season 2022, Ep. 9
Aaron Maughan heads out onto the Shannon on this podcast in search of pike and explains what to expect on a day out.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - ST. MELS BREWING COMPANY
Season 2022, Ep. 10
On this podcast Liam Hanlon, Master Brewer will take you on a tour and explain the process of brewing.
Please note, St Mel's Brewing Company has unforunately closed.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - ST MEL'S CATHEDRAL
Season 2022, Ep. 11
Fr. James McKiernan explains on this podcast the restoration of St. Mel’s Cathedral which was extensively damaged in the Christmas Day fire of 2009 and reopened for services at midnight mass on Christmas Eve 2014. It has since become a significant tourist attraction. This beautiful Cathedral is a landmark building in Longford.
LONGFORD TOURISM PODCAST - THE TEAM BEHIND LONGFORD TOURISM
Season 2022, Ep. 12
On this podcast the team behind Longford Tourism - Dympna Reilly and Tara Cunningham - along with Grainne Cornally of Failte Ireland promote Longford and its many attractions.