Longford Self Catering Guide

Longford is an inland County of quiet farmlands and brown bog, with occasional low hills and pleasant views of lake and river. The highest point in Longford is Carn Clonhugh one of a range of low round hills extending south-west from Lough Gowna on the County Cavan boarder.

The county offers angling, hunting and shooting, and should interest the lover of literature with the association with Oliver Goldsmith, Maria Edgeworth, John Casey and Padraic Colum.

Longford boasts a long shoreline with the river Shannon's largest Lake, Lough Ree, attracting thousands of visitors annually for fishing and especially for cruising on the Shannon.

Maria Edgeworth, the 19th century author hails from here, as does Lord Longford, one of England's more controversial peers. Oliver Goldsmith, the 18th century poet also hailed from the south of this county.

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