Top 10 things to do and see in County Longford

From beautiful scenery to indoor fun, here are our top 10 things to do and see in County Longford.

Top 10 things to do and see in County Longford

Located in the Midlands region of Ireland, County Longford is ripe with rural lands, waterways, outdoor activities, and adventures to be had.

Whether you’re simply passing through or enjoying a weekend break, Longford is well worth a visit.

Here are the top ten things to do and see in County Longford.

10. Longford Megabowl – for a rainy day

Longford Megabowl is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford

If you’re going to be in Longford with the whole family, there is no better place to spend a rainy day than at Longford Megabowl.

Not far from Longford town, this leisure complex is suited for all ages and boasts ten bowling lanes, arcade games, a soft play area for the little ones, and Quasar.

Open seven days a week, Longford Megabowl has a series of specials and discounts and is the perfect place for a kids’ party too.

AddressAthlone Road, Farranyoogan, Co. Longford

9. Lough Ree – for water sports

Lough Ree is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford
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Located in the Midlands in Longford is Lough Ree, a scenic lake with endless outdoor opportunities. Lough Ree is the second largest lake on the River Shannon and comes alive each spring and summer as outdoor adventurers and boating enthusiasts take to the waterway.

Whether you’re after water skiing, canoeing, rowing, boating, or fishing, Lough Ree offers it all.


8. Center Parcs Longford Forest – for a family holiday

Center Parcs Longford Forest is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford

Center Parcs Longford Forest opened in the summer of 2019 and is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art holiday park for families, couples, and solo travellers.

This holiday park promises to offer over one hundred indoor and outdoor activities as well as a world-class indoor tropical waterpark.

AddressNewcastle Road, Newcastle, Ballymahon, Co. Longford

7. Newcastle Wood – for a leisurely leg-stretch

Newcastle Wood is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford
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This enchanting woodland is the perfect stop-off on a trip to or through Longford. Located in Cloonkeen, Newcastle Wood covers 325 hectares and offers endless trails and forest paths, riverside stretches, and terrain to explore.

This park is a favourite of locals with four-legged friends looking for a good leg-stretch.

Address4 Newcastle Road, Cloonkeen, Co. Longford

6. Midland Karting and Paintball – for adrenaline junkies

Midland Carting and Paintball is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford
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For all of you adrenaline junkies out there, look no further than Midland Karting and Paintball in Longford. Set in Edgeworthstown, this adventure centre is perfect for groups of friends, youngsters, hens, stags, corporate parties, and birthdays.

With tonnes of activities to keep you keen, we think this will be one of the most memorable things to do on your trip to Longford.

AddressCranalagh More, Edgeworthstown, Co. Longford

5. St Mel’s Cathedral – for impressive architecture

Mel's Cathedral is one of the top 10 things to do and see in County Longford
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Located in County Longford, this impressive cathedral is a Roman Catholic church. Denomination aside, however, this cathedral is a stunning piece of architecture.

Built between 1840 and 1856, this grand cathedral is a wonderful example of the neo-classical style.

AddressDeanscurragh, Longford

4. Edward J Valentines Bar – for a few pints

Edward J Valentines Bar offers authentic Irish pub vibes
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If you’re passing through or planning a trip to Longford, make sure you pencil in a stop off at Edward J Valentines Bar on the Main Street in Longford town.

Warm and cosy with utterly authentic Irish pub vibes, this is the sort of place where locals love to have a chat over a cold pint of Guinness.

Address65 Main St, Deanscurragh, Longford

3. Corlea Trackway – for a scenic walk

The Corlea Trackway offers a scenic walk

This ancient walkway is one of the best things to do and see in County Longford, without a doubt. The Corlea Trackway was laid with oak planks between 148 and 147 BC and can still be enjoyed today.

Set near the town of Keenagh, this Iron Age walkway offers its visitors a scenic stroll in the Longford countryside.

Address2 Cartron Rd, Cloonbreany, Keenagh, Co. Longford, N39 XE16

2. Viewmount House – for ultimate luxury

Viewmount House in Longford is luxurious
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If you’re wondering how best to spend an evening in Longford, one clear must-do is Viewmount House. This four-star estate offers manor-style accommodation and luxury dining in the most charming surroundings.

Set in a 17th-century mansion, this place is luxurious while offering fine local cuisine in a candle-lit, renovated stable setting.

AddressDublin Road, Longford

1. Barley Harbour – for wild camping

Barley Harbour is great for camping
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Barley Harbour is a picturesque waterside setting located in County Longford. A favourite of locals, this hidden gem harbour is located close to the town of Newtowncashel and is the ultimate spot for wild camping.

The harbour is closely located to toilet facilities and is ideal for fishing too.

AddressCollum, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford

Paris Donnatella Callan
Paris Donnatella is an avid writer and traveller. From a young age, nomadic parents placed a strong emphasis on education in real experience and the outdoors - a trait which has carried through her life and into her career. She has travelled Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia and still claims that wanderlust tempts her daily. Saying that she believes Ireland - her homeland - is the most enchanting place she has ever been and is passionate about documenting the Emerald Isle. Chances are, you can find her drinking coffee in some hidden gem cafe in Dublin, planning her next big trip.