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Make a holiday rental home or holiday cottage in County Longford, Ireland your home away from home

County Longford is in the centre of Ireland. Counties Westmeath, Cavan, Leitrim, surround County Longford and Lough Ree separates it from County Roscommon. Longford is a picturesque low lying county with bogs, farmland, rolling hills and it is dissected by rivers and lakes including the rivers Shannon, Inny, Erne and Lough Gowna and Lough Ree in Lanesborough, which makes it one of the best places in Ireland for water sports.

Places to holiday in County Longford

County Longford is an ideal spot to get away from it all and is a popular tourism area because of this. Thousands of holidaymakers visit yearly for short breaks and longer holidays staying in hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast (b&b), campsites, and self-catering apartments, in caravans and on boats. However one of the most popular types of accommodation for an Irish holiday is a cottage because they offer home from home comforts and allow more freedom to explore.

Cottages in Longford's county town (Longford Town) are close to St Mel's Cathedral and the banks of the Camlin River. Longford Town is also the home of the County Council offices where you will be able to get a county map. Ballinamuck is one of the most historic towns in North Longford and Ballymahon is situated on the River Inny and has associations with Oliver Goldsmith.

Cottage holidays in Drumlish will need booking early in August when the annual four-day Marquee in Drumlish Festival is held. Edgeworthstown or Mostrim is a market town in County Longford that has an excellent pub called the Mostrim Arms and Keenagh is situated near the Royal Canal. Other places to holiday in County Longford include Granard, Keenagh, Killashee, Lanesborough, Moydow, Newtowncashel and Newtownforbes.

Things to do in County Longford

Whether walking, cycling or on horse back the tourist trails are not to be missed, as they allow you to see unspoilt rural Ireland at its best. The South Ring of Longford runs from Longford Village to Tarmonbarry through Clondra, Killashee, and Lanesborough, along the Shannon to Barley Harbour on to Newtowncashel, Saints Island, Moydow and Ardagh. Other trails include the North Ring of Longford, The Humbert Trail, The Oliver Goldsmith Trail and the cycling and touring route the Tain Trail.

Ardagh has been so well preserved that it has been named a heritage village and there are numerous other museums, historical homes, monuments and places of interest to visit, such as Aughacliffe, Home of Fr. Mullooly at Lahery in Lanesboro, Clonfin Monument, Longford Museum and Heritage Centre and St. Mel's Cathedral. Lovers of the environment and wildlife will enjoy the Shannon River, canals, bogs, islands harbours and Visitors Centre at the Old School House in Edgeworthstown.

Cottages in all towns and villages in County Longford will be near to angling and boating facilities and there is an excellent eighteen-hole golf course at County Longford Golf Club. Aeronautical Sports are held at Abbeyshrule Cistercian Abbey and there is an activity centre at Castlerosse House, which overlooks one of the largest lakes in Europe, Loch Gowna. A holiday cottage will also be near the many entertainments including galleries, cinemas, nightclubs, exhibitions and festivals and fairs.

Weather in County Longford County Longford's climate can be somewhat moist and cold. Travel to County Longford

Dublin and Shannon airport serve County Longford, as do the ports of Cork and Dublin. Public transport can be expensive and there are significant gaps in some routes.

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Fantastic Stay!

5 of 5
Starting from the beginning- 1) Very prompt communications from Eva 2) The post code provided for the location is very accurate and took us to the property without any need for correction (used google maps) 3) There is only one word to describe our first impressions of the house and its surroundings- Wow! 4) Eva showed us the house and explained each and every bit of information that we could need while we were there. 5) The house has a Wifi (could not see mentioned in the description) so our children were very pleased. 6) Eva had come to welcome us and hand over the keys -she is friendly and very professional. The owners had taken care of everything that could be required during the stay and I mean everything (even with instructions to use the appliances). 7) The house is situated at about 3-5 minutes of walking distance from the lake (Barley Harbour) . 8) Longford town is about 30 min drive- here you can find the superstores (Tesco/Aldi/Lidl etc.) There are other small grocery stores that we found a bit closer. 9) Most of the places that we visited during our stay were from 30 min (around Longford) to 2.5 hours ish (Galway and Cliffs of Moher) of drive. 10) All in all the stay was perfect for us (family of 5) -the house with its amenities were excellent/the surroundings were beautiful and the villagers are friendly and we really enjoyed- Thanks to Eva and Freddy. Would recommend.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2018

Perfect holiday retreat!

5 of 5
This was our second stay in Una and Pat Weir's delightful modern cottage which looks out on Una's beautiful gardens. The comfort and warmth provided by the cottage, the Weirs themselves and the delightful village of Multyfarnham is a holiday in itself. The location also served as a great base for touring all corners of Ireland which we did on both our visits. In addition we feasted on delicious dinners at Weir's restaurant and managed to lift a few pints in the pub!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017