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Longford, Ireland- Land of Rural Charm

Longford a county of predominantly low-lying land, you will find that much of Longford is covered in lakes, bogs and pastures. One of the few counties without substantial mountains, the highest peak can be found at Carn Clonhugh which reaches 279 metres. The northern portion makes up a part of the drumlin belt of Ireland while the southern part is predominantly used for cattle farms. However, with the waterways available in Longford, there are some things that visitors find appealing about the rural charm of this quaint county.

Reasons to Visit Longford

If fishing is your sport then you will not be disappointed by the selection available in Longford. The many rivers and Loughs are prime fishing spots and many competitions are held each year along the River Inny. Along with fishing, locals and guests enjoy other water sports like boating, canoeing and cruising. If the water is not your ideal getaway then you might enjoy some of the more historic sites around the county. The Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre contains a preserved 18 metre stretch of bog road from the Iron Age and the Abbeysrule Cisterclan Abbey dates back to 1150. There are also plenty of festivals that help celebrate the Irish culture that you can enjoy during your stay.

Entertainment and Dining in Longford

Enjoy some of the more popular festivals in the county like the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival or the Mostrim Arms. For a night out you can find a large number of pubs, bars and taverns to select from. The Viewmont House Restaurant placed Longford in the Bridgestone Guide to the 100 Best Restaurants for the first time.

Accommodation in Longford

Travel back in time when you stay in a schoolhouse that was built in 1871. The building has been converted to the Olde School Bed and Breakfast in Newtownforbes.