Thursday, 11 April 2013

County Longford,Ireland

Picture of Longford County

County Longford, the third smallest county in Ireland, lies in the Shannon basin and the upper catchment of the Erne. The county town of Longford is the progressive administrative centre of the county.

Sights to see include the heritage village of Ardagh, which was built in the 1860s to a Swiss design, and the recently discovered Old Bog Road, an Iron Age trackway of large oak planks in a bog at Corlea.

The true beauty of Longford lies in its quiet countryside of farmlands, bog, the occasional low hill and its pleasant views. An ideal spot for a get-away-from-it-all relaxing break.