A great choice of courses less than an hours drive away... read about golf in Longford
Course & game fishing on lakes, rivers, and canals... more about fishing in Longford
Rich in literary tradition - Goldsmith, Casey & Edgeworth... more about Longford literary history
From paintballing to karting, white water rafting to walking... read more
County Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon and the upper catchment area of the River Erne. It is ideally located in the heart of the lakelands and is within easy reach of many stunning and historic tourist attractions. It's accessibility to many of the countrys main towns and cities make it a prime location as a holiday base in Ireland. The true beauty of County Longford lies in it's rural charm and the breathtaking views of it's quiet countryside of farmland, lakes, bogs and the occassional low hill. Tourist routes that criss-cross the county while taking in the glorious landscape and scenery, provides memorable days of discovery for walkers, cyclists and drivers. Unique towns and villages, impressive archeological sites, renowned angling destinations, and a wealth of literary and musical tradition entice and entrawl visitors to this most enchanting area. This rural county in the heart of Ireland offers the visitor a unique experience of authentic Ireland that is hard to find elsewhere.
Longford Town is a bright, bustling centre whose skyline is dominated by St.Mels Cathedral spire. The River Camlin flows through the northern part of the town and a delightful walkway has been created along the river leading to the Mall Park, recreational area and sports complex. At the opposite end of the town walkers and cyclists can enjoy meandering along the pathway of the Royal Canal which is now also fully navigable from Dublin to Clondra in Co Longford. The town boasts an abundance of accommodation, award winning restaurants, pubs, music venues, boutiques and shopping outlets as well as it's own cinema and theatre to welcome the visitor, while the surrounding countryside, which is steeped in history, has a wealth of places to visit and things to do.