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Beyond the Ordinary: Unique Experiences Await in County Longford’s Hidden Gems

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Welcome to County Longford, a gem in the heart of Ireland where history, nature and culture converge to offer a delightful experience for visitors.

From the ancient allure of the Corlea Trackway to the medieval charm of Ardagh Heritage Village, this county is a tapestry woven with stories and landscapes waiting to be explored.

Marvel at the architectural brilliance of St. Mel’s Cathedral, take in the panoramic views from Granard Motte and Bailey, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lough Ree. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, nature lover or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, County Longford invites you to discover its rich heritage, scenic wonders and warm hospitality.

Join us on a journey through the diverse attractions and activities that make County Longford a destination worth exploring.

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    • 1. Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre:   – Explore the preserved Iron Age road, the Corlea Trackway, at the visitor center.   – Learn about the archaeological significance of the site.
    • 2. Granard Motte and Bailey:   – Visit one of the highest motte and bailey structures in Ireland.   – Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
    • 3. St. Mel’s Cathedral:   – Admire the architecture of St. Mel’s Cathedral in Longford town.   – Explore the stunning interior and learn about its history.
    • 4. Ardagh Heritage Village:   – Walk through the charming Ardagh Heritage Village.   – Visit St. Patrick’s Church, known for its medieval chalice and Ardagh Treasure.
    • 5. Lough Ree:   – Enjoy water activities on Lough Ree, such as boating, fishing, and kayaking.   – Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore.
    • 6. Longford Forest Park:   – Experience nature at Longford Forest Park with walking and cycling trails.   – Picnic in the scenic surroundings of the park.
    • 7. Albert Reynolds Peace Park:   – Relax in the peaceful setting of the Albert Reynolds Peace Park.   – Commemorates the former Taoiseach’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process.
    • 8. Backstage Theatre:   – Catch a performance at the Backstage Theatre in Longford.   – Enjoy a mix of drama, music, and comedy.
    • 9. The Mall Complex:    – Visit The Mall Complex in Longford for shopping and dining.    – Explore local shops and cafes in the heart of the town.
    • 10. Longford Town Market:    – Discover local produce and crafts at the Longford Town Market.    – A great place to experience the community atmosphere.
    • 11. Explore the Royal Canal:    – Take a walk or cycle along the Royal Canal, which passes through County Longford

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