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The county town of Longford is set on the River Camlin, a few kilometres east of the point where it meets the River Shannon. Longford owes its existence to a fortress (longphort) built by the O'Farrels. The last battle of the 1798 Rebellion was fought at Ballinamuck (16km north), where General Lake's English army successfully fought the French and the Irish Volunteers, under General Humbert.

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  • St Mel's Cathedral

    Dublin St. IRL - Longford

    This cathedral in the Italian Renaissance style, designed in 1840 by Joseph Kane, resembles a Greek temple and is surmounted by a tall domed belfry. Inside, the vault is supported by a double row of Ionic columns. In the right transept, the Diocesan ..

  • City centre

    Market Sq. IRL - Longford

    From the Courthouse in the Renaissance style, (1791) with a pedimented central door surmounted by a Venetian window, the main street descends to the river and then climbs the north bank past the barracks adjoining the present Castle (1627) and St. Jo..

  • Heritage Centre

    R 393 IRL - Ardagh

    The Heritage Centre is located in a former school. It retraces the history of Ardagh, from the folk tales of the pre-Christian era to the advent of Christianity, including the internal rivalry of the O'Farrell clan, the colonisation of Ulster in 1619..

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  • VM Very comfortable restaurant 

    Dublin Rd IRL - An Longfort

    Formal hotel restaurant in the old stables of a Georgian house, overlooking a Japanese garden. Classical lounge and a smart, rustic dining room with stone-faced walls. Interesting, original modern menus; orchard and garden produce features.

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