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.
If you are in search of top class accommodation come to Viewmount House. Guests are assured of a warm welcome, comfortable atmosphere and freshly cooked breakfasts from an extensive menu. The house was opened as a bed and breakfast in 1997 and has become established as one of Ireland's leading accommodation providers. Less than a mile from Longford town centre,(which is at the junction of N4 and N5,)and approx 70 miles from Dublin Viewmount House Rooms Viewmount House has 12 bedrooms all with spectacular views of gardens and country side. All have been individually styled with elegant period furniture. Other Situated in the old stables The "VM" Dining Room has a superb atmosphere in which to relax and enjoy Viewmount's exceptional dining experience. Candlelit, exposed stone walls, contemporary paintings, and immaculate service will surround you. Choose from a seasonally changing menu which makes the very best of the finest local ingredients and accompanied by fine wines.