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Longford

county longfordCounty Longford lies in the basin of the River Shannon and is ideally located for touring many corners of Ireland. It is little more than an hour from Dublin.

County Longford boasts the longest county shoreline of the River Shannon and also has the Inny and Camlin rivers, as well as Lough Gowna and Lough Ree, all of which afford it a strong tradition in fishing, angling and water sports.

The county has a rich historic past and there are many monastic sites to be found there, including the Dolmen in Aughnacliffe, the ruins of the Abbey in Abbeylara and the historic ruins of St Mel's first Cathedral in Ardagh. Explore Longford's vast array of visitor centres including castles, manor houses, heritage centers and gardens with something of interest for all ages.

Longford has a strong Irish music tradition and celebrates many festivals throughout the year including the annual Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival.


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