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Area Guide For Longford

County Longford is a landlocked county located in the province of Leinster.

Longford town situated on the banks of the Camlin River is the county’s administrative centre and is home to a Dominican friary and St. Mel's Cathedral. Edgeworthstown, Granard and Newtownforbes are other well established and thriving towns in County Longford. There are also many quiet countryside villages to be found such as; Tarmonbarry, Abbeyshrule, Ballinamuck and Moyne.

Most of County Longford lies in the Shannon basin and the upper catchment area of the River Erne. Lakeland, bogland, pastureland, and wetland typify Longford's generally low-lying landscapes: the highest point is Carn Clonhugh, also known as Cairn Hill. Longford is famous for its excellent fishing, in particular Lanesborough and areas around Lough Ree make for an angler’s paradise. Attractions in Longford include the heritage village of Ardagh, built in the 1860s to a Swiss design, Carrig Glas Manor, one of the last remaining walled estates in Ireland and a Cistercian Abbey in Abbeyshrule.

There are many national roads routes that the run through County Longford. The main routes are the N4 which connects Dublin and Sligo and the N5 which connects Longford to Westport. County Louth also has a number of railway stations situated on the Dublin to Sligo line.

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