County Longford is located on the heat of the Midlands and is bordered by counties Cavan, Leitrim, Roscommon and Westmeath. The county is known for its fertile plains, bogland, rolling hills and many lakes and rivers, with the River Shannon’s largest lake, Lough Ree providing a haven for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Longford attractions include the Ardagh Visitor Centre, which traces the history of Ardagh and the surrounding area. Carrigglas Manor is a Gothic-revival Manor built in the mid-19th century and also has impressive gardens and a museum and a stable block, which was designed by the well-known architect James Gandon. Choose from a selection of Longford Hotels or Longford Guesthouses.
County Longford has strong literary connections as the birthplace of Oliver Goldsmith in 1728 in the village of Pallas and each year there is the Goldsmith International Festival. Other writers associated with Longford include John Casey, Maria Edgeworth and Padraic Colum.
County Longford has plenty to offer in the way of outdoor activities, with cycling on the Tain Trail which runs for over 365 miles through the Midlands, or walking along the Royal Canal Walk, in Darrycassin Wood or Newcastle Wood near Ballymahon.
There is an abundance of rivers and lakes for both coarse and game fishing in Longofrd, such as the River Shannon, Lough Ree, the Lanesborough hot water stretch, the River Inny and the Royal Canal.
The Ireland Hotels website features a selection of Longford Hotels and Longford Guesthouses. To book Hotel Breaks in Longford use the accommodation search box on this page.
Ideally located in the heart of the Midlands, this comfortable hotel, renovated to exacting standards, has a vibrant and relaxing atmosphere. The hotel boasts a state of the art conference centre, health and leisure centre, excellent restaurant and award-winning coffee shop where you can be assured of fine food, service and a warm welcome in relaxed, convivial surroundings. Free Wi-Fi available to guests staying in executive bedrooms, also available in lobby & bar area. Available locally: 18 hole golf course, angling, equestrian centre and water sports on the Shannon.
The Richmond Inn guesthouse is a family run Bar and Guesthouse in the picturesque village of Cloondara , 5 km from Longford town.
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