Contae an Longfoirt, County Longford is part of the Midlands Region and is found in the Province of Leinster.
It lies in the basin of the River Shannon and is also in the catchment area of the River Erne.
Being just over an hour from Dublin and two hours from Galway - Longford is ideally located. The county boasts
many monastic sites. These include: The Dolmen in Aughnacliff, the ruins of the Abbey in Abbeylara and also the
ruins of St. Mel’s first Cathedral in Ardagh.
The true beauty of Longford is to be found in its pleasant views and quiet and understated countryside.
This Midlands county boasts an unspoiled natural beauty.
Some places of interest include:
Abbeyshrule Cistercian Abbey
The charming village of Abbeyshrule lies about 30km northwest of Mullingar, County Longford. It is home to a
Cistercian Abbey, which was founded in 1150 following the success of Mellifont.
In the 13th century, Gormgall O’Quinn founded an Augustinian monastery in the village of Abbeyderg, which
is located about 5km from Kenagh in County Longford.
The old cemetery at Tubberpatrick is found just 5km from Ballinamuck, County Longford. It contains fascinating
memorials to General Blake and Gunner Magee, who were both executed following their defeat in the Battle of
Ballinamuck in 1798.
A busy, bright, bustling town, Longford lies at a junction of main roads to many of the major cities of Ireland.
Accommodation, good food, shops, pubs and clubs and some great sporting grounds welcome the visitor – and
the surrounding country has a wealth of places to visit and things to do.