Walking and Exploring History in Longford, Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country that has some of the most stunning landscapes in the world. It is also a place that is rich in thousands of years of history which can be seen dotted around the landscape of the Emerald Isle.

If you are looking for a place to stay to explore the beautiful Irish countryside, then Longford is perfect. It’s not a large town, although it is the largest in the county, and it has all that you need from a place to stay. With fantastic local places to eat, as well as shops like Vodafone Longford, you have access from here to the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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Here are some of the local historic sites that you can see…

The Corlea Trackway – This ancient trackway that dates back to the Iron age is a road that was of huge importance in those days. It has been preserved in the boggy land near Longford and is made of large and heavy oak planks. It is part of a track that was used for ancient ceremonies, connecting the Hill of Uisneach to Rathcroghan.

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Lanesboro Commons – This walk is beautiful, particularly in the summer months when the wildflowers are in bloom. As well as the commons, part of the walk goes through the woodlands and to the River Shannon, so it is a great place to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day.

Cairn Hill – Combine ancient history with beautiful views with a walk up Cairn hill. It is named for the two ancient cairns on the hill, believed to be over 5000 years old, which you will see at the summit. The walk also rewards you with amazing views across the surrounding countryside.

Gabriel Montgomery

Gabriel Montgomery

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