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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..

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Hotels Longford

  • Cooneys Hotel

    Main Street IRL - Ballymahon

    Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Cooneys Hotel offers accommodation in Ballymahon, 19 km from Athlone. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include a seating area for your convenience. A TV ..

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Restaurants Longford

  • VM Very comfortable restaurant 

    Dublin Rd IRL - Longford

    Formal hotel restaurant in the old stables of a Georgian house. The smart, rustic dining room has stone-faced walls and overlooks a Japanese garden. Cooking is interesting, modern and original, and orchard and garden produce features.

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