Longford Tourist Attractions


Abbeyshrule Cistercian Abbey
Site of one of the earliest Cistercian Abbeys in the country founded in the early part of the 12th century.

Bog of Allen
The Corlea Interpretative Centre in Corlea is sited on an ancient oak road through the Bog of Allen and has displays about the bog and the archaeological dig which discovered the road in 1985.

Carriglas Manor
Tours of the stately home of the Huguenot Lefroy family run from June to September. The grand mansion was built in 1837 by Chief Justice Thomas Lefroy who at one time had a relationship with the romantic novelist Jane Austen. The stables of the house have been turned into a costume museum, which has lots of Victorian garments and lace on show.

Fishing in Longford
The town of Lanesborough is the main base for River Shannon and Lough Ree angling. Coarse fish including bream, tench and roach can be caught from the banks of the Shannon or by hiring a boat on Lough Ree.