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In the heart of the Lakelands, Longford is bordered by the River Shannon and Lough Ree. It's a haven for angling and water-sports.

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Longford – Angler’s Paradise

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Longford is a charming county with beautiful landscapes, scenery and rolling plains. It is located in the heart of the Lakelands and is bordered to the west by the River Shannon and Lough Ree. Longford is an attractive location for angling, outdoor sporting and water activities.

History

Searc for B&B accomodation in Longford IrelandLongford has a wealth of historical sites and monuments which include the portal tombs at Aughnacliffe and Cleenrath, the Ardagh Visitor Centre and the Corlea Trackway Visitors Centre. Built in 1837, Carrigglas Manor is located 5km from Longford Town and is a restored Gothic style manor house that includes a costume and lace museum.

Arts and Design

Longford has a rich literary heritage. The famous writer Oliver Goldsmith was born in Pallas, Co Longford in 1728. The annual Goldsmith International Literary Festival takes place in Ballymahon every June bank holiday in his honour. Also, the famous novelist, Marie Edgeworth, spent most of her life on her family’s estate at Edgworthstown, Longford. Longford B&Bs are renowned for their friendly hosts, comfortable surroundings and delicious home-cooking. 

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