Canoeing on The Royal Canal at Ballymahon, County Longford.

Lakeland Adventure
Ideally located in the heart of the Lakelands region Longfords accessibility to many of Irelands main towns and cities make it a prime location as a holiday base.County Longford has excellent facilities for a range of activities which include, walking, cycling, angling, kayaking, canoeing, pitch and putt, archery, go-karting, paintballing, tennis, equestrian trails, and orienteering, as well as indoor pursuits such as swimming and ten pin bowling. Those who wish to keep their feet firmly on the ground play on Longfords 18 hole championship golf course which overlooks the county town. The course attracts regular players and visiting clubs and is considered an ideal base for those with a love of golfing to explore the many top Irish golf courses of the Lakelands region, all within easy driving distance.

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Reachable by road, rail and water, Longford is also accessible to those with a love of flying small aircraft. The award winning village of Abbeyshrule in South Longford is home to Abbeyshrule Airfield, the only airfield in the midlands of Ireland and the base for several flying clubs and schools including Abbeyshrule Microlite Flying School. Lessons or pleasure flights can be booked from the airfield centre, the flights providing stunning views of the area and a thrilling adventure. The airfield is also the host of the longest running air show in Ireland, a great weekend which attracts large crowds from home and abroad on an annual basis.

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Tourist Trails which criss-cross the county provide memorable days of discovery for drivers, walkers, cyclists and those enjoying the Inland waterways of Ireland. The Royal Canal, Lough Ree, Lough Gowna, the River Shannon and the many smaller lakes and rivers of the county offer endless opportunity to take part in water sporting activities. Water polo, canoeing and kayaking, white water rafting and water tubing are all enjoyed by visitors to the area. Those with a less energetic holiday in mind can while away the hours canal cruising, boating, coarse and game angling.

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An eclectic mix of travellers from all walks of life arrive into Longford and the unique biodiversity of the county is of particular interest to those with a love of nature. 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. In addition, Glen Lough bird sanctuary, Fortwilliam Turlough, Lough Kinale, Derragh Lough and Lough Forbes Complex are all listed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service as natural heritage areas or special areas of conservation and protection.

Information on things to see and do in County Longford can also be found on the ‘Explore Longford’ App available to download for both Android and Apple Devices:
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County Longford Tourism Office Market Square, Longford, Ireland    Phone: +353 (0)43 33 42577 +353 (0)85 8888876    Email: