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County Longford Holiday Guide
County Longford is a county in the heart of the Republic of Ireland, part of the midlands region and named after the town Longford. It is the fourth smallest of the 32 counties in the Ireland, and this relative lack of size, plus the fact that it has the smallest population of any county in the Republic, helps to foster an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity. It is this rural calm that helps to draw visitors to County Longford from around the world. The landscape offers a little bit of everything that helps to make Ireland special. This means you can relax, enjoy the warm welcome of the locals and soak up views of, or explore, woodlands, fields, hills and lakes. Indeed, County Longford sits in the heart of the Republic of Ireland’s Lakeland region, and lakes within easy travelling distance include Lough Ree , Lough Gahmna and Lough Gowna.
Although Shannon Airport and Dublin Airport are larger and offer a wider range of possible destinations, the closest airport to County Longford is Ireland West Airport Knock. It is a relatively small airport, but still one capable of handling more than 700,000 passengers per year. Four airlines use the airport and it offers flights to and from mainland UK throughout the year, and further on into Europe in summer. The fact that the UK airports serving the Ireland West Airport Knock, such as London Stansted and Liverpool, take flights from all around the world means that County Longford is accessible to everyone.
Attractions in County Longford
The chief attraction of County Longford as a whole is the tranquil pace of rural life in the county and the warmth afforded to visitors by the locals. Its central location means many of the top attractions of the entire republic are within easy driving distance, and attractions within the county include a selection of first-class golf courses and access to waterways such as the river Shannon, the various lakes, both large and small, and sections of Ireland’s canal system.
The range of waterways on offer in the county means that you can choose to take part in an energetic activity such as canoeing, white water rafting and kayaking, or instead relax and enjoy some angling or simply enjoying the canals, whether on foot or on board a canal boat.
Other attractions within County Longford include the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre, a museum and historical site dedicated to the reconstruction of an oak road, originally built during the Iron Age in 148 BC and the largest of its kind in Europe. The centre is located in the village of Keenagh, eight and a half miles south of the town of Longford itself.
If you’re interested in the diverse selection of flora and fauna in County Longford, then ensure your visit takes in some of several natural heritage areas located within the county. These include the Glen Lough Bird Sanctuary; the Fortwilliam Turlough, which is located to the east of Lough Ree and offers the chance to explore a deeply traditional habitat; and the Lough Forbes complex.
The Advantages of County Longford Weekend Breaks
Discover a different side of the British Isles with a weekend break in County Longford. Take short breaks away from home and enjoy some quality time in a beautiful place. You’ll come back feeling refreshed and inspired. You can have an action-packed County Longford weekend break or get some peace with a relaxing holiday. Whatever experience you’re looking for, find it with our deals on hotels in County Longford.
Cheap Weekend Breaks to County Longford
There are lots of ways to take cheap weekend breaks to County Longford. Expedia offers deals on car hires and hotel rooms and covers trips for all kinds of travellers. The best way to save is with our holiday packages in County Longford. First, choose your car hire and hotel reservation. Then we’ll bundle them together into one discounted price. Solo explorers, couples, families, and groups of friends can discover budget solutions for their weekend breaks. Once you arrive, enjoy some of the fun things to do, many of which are free or cheap to experience.
County Longford Romantic Weekend Breaks
Couples love taking romantic weekend breaks in County Longford. Whisking your lover away for a romantic County Longford weekend break is the perfect opportunity to make new memories together. Expedia offers all kinds of hotel options, so you can find romantic hotels in County Longford and choose the best place for you. Check out our deals on beautiful properties, and you’ll save even more when you choose to package your hotel reservation with a car hire.
Family Weekend Breaks in County Longford
Set some time aside to experience family weekend breaks in County Longford. There are plenty of excellent family-friendly hotels in County Longford within our selection of hotels. You can also find a place to call home in one of the holiday rentals in County Longford. With accommodation, activities, and adventure all waiting, there’s never been a better time to plan County Longford family weekend breaks.