County Longford

Longford ( Irish: Longford ) is a county ( county ) in the Republic of Ireland.


Longford is located in the Central Irish level and is bounded to the west by the River Shannon, in the rivers and Camlin Inny lead here and Lough Ree flows through the southwest. In the northern part of Lough Gowna which flows into the Erne lies.

There are some ridges with heights of less than 300 meters; the highest of them is the Carn Clonhugh with a height of 278 meters. About one-fifth of the area of the county is covered with bogs.


The Corlea trackway is an Iron Age, boardwalks leading Kenagh in a bog. In the Middle Ages Longford belonged to the Kingdom of Meath. 1569, the county was founded.


Agriculture is the main thing from cattle rearing and dairy farming. There are food and textile industry.


Longford, together with the County Roscommon a constituency which sent four representatives to the Irish parliament ( Dáil Éireann ); The last election took place in 2011.

The distribution of seats in the County Council after the local elections of June 5, 2009:



  • The portal tomb of Aghnacliff on the west side of Lough Gowna
  • Longford Cathedral