About This Listing
The house, centrally located en route to the west coast 'Wild Atlantic Way'. Dublin 90mns via motorway, Galway and Sligo 90mns- direct bus link from Dublin Airport-trains daily from Dublin. Come experience the hospitality of our beautiful home.
I love having guests at our home and will do my best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Of course I have plenty of good addresses and tips on sightseeing, shopping and eating.
The bedroom is a Double with access to a separate bath/shower/toilet. Towels and shampoo are provided. Kitchen and livingroom are shared. There is a solid fuel stove in the livingroom.
Parking is off road.
Max 2 person at normal price.
I also have a single room under a separate listing.
The house is within easy reach of many stunning and historic tourist attractions. Backstage Theatre & Engage Visual Artists Exhib Centre is just 5mns walk away.
Walking / Cycling:
Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the pathway of the Royal Canal which is just across from the house also the Ferefad Bog Walk, ( 5mns drive), Derrycasson Woodland Walk, Lough Gowna, (20mns drive), Commons North Woodland Walk, Lanesboro, a decidous woodland with two interconnecting loops 4km, (10mns drive) and Newcastle Wood, part of the old eighteenth century Newcastle Demesne near Ballymahon with 28km of forest roads, trails and walkways ranging in length from the 400 meter access for all walks to the 5km Church walk - (15 mns drive).
Longford is an angler's paradise with year round fishing on the River Shannon, the River Inny, the River Camlin, Lough Gowna and Lough Ree:
Places to visit:
Longford has an abundance of small villages along the rivers Shannon and Inny and on the Royal Canal – some with beautiful bridges and harbours. You can even rent a boat, go fishing or have a glass of Guinness in one of the local pubs. Visit the Famine Graveyard and learn about The Great Hunger.
Longford also has a great literary heritage: visit Edgeworthstown House, the home of novelist Maria Edgeworth and The Rectory where Oscar Wilde’s sister Isola died while visiting her uncle who was Rector at that time.
Visit Ardagh Heritage Village with the ruins of an ancient ecclesiastical church dating from the 5th century.
You can also visit Corlea Iron Age Interpretative Centre with its timber roadway dating 148 BC. The centre is surrounded by windswept bogland. See some family plots still being worked to this day.
In addition to your room which has a real bed and separate bathroom/shower/toilet, you will have access to the kitchen, to the garden and patio to enjoy your breakfast or to have a drink at night, and to the living room of course.
Interaction with Guests
As this is a family home we will definitely meet ..........and it will be a real pleasure to provide you with all the information you should need. I can take you on a guided tour of: Corlea Trackway Bog walk and Kenagh Village, Ardagh Heritage Village, Edgeworthstown House - home of novelist Maria Edgeworth, Richmond Harbour and Clondra Village. (you will need to pay for petrol). Check out the Guidebook.
Beautiful neighbourhood with the Royal Canal Walk/Cycle Way and Woodland opposite together with views of our Diocesan Cathedral, St Mel’s (1847).
Birdsong fills the garden each morning and of course we also have butterflies, apple trees and roses.
Buses to Longford are from Bus Aras (central bus station) Dublin and also from Dublin Airport direct (go to Information Desk at Airport on arrival for Timetable).
The West & Northern Ireland
Buses also depart from Longford for the West of Ireland: Galway, Ballina, Sligo and to Belfast, Northern Ireland.
There is a regular train service from Connolly Station, Dublin to Longford terminating in Sligo.
There is a small airfield at Abbeyshrule 20 mns away.
Other Things to Note
Check out the new App: EXPLORE LONGFORD.
The new Cycle Way on the Royal Canal from Longford to Richmond Harbour, Clondra is now open – bicycle hire is €7.50 per day.
Longford has a beautiful Sports and Recreational Park and Swimming Pool called The Mall through which the River Camlin flows and the town is also twinned with the French town of Noyal Chatillion sur Seiche near the city of Rennes.
Check- in time 3pm but can be somewhat flexible. Check-out time 11am
Continental Breakfast included.
Guests are asked to respect the space they share with the owner.
Shoes to be removed before going upstairs.
Smoking is not allowed in the house.
Must tidy kitchen after use.
Food is not permitted in bedroom.
Home laundry - washer/dryer €15 per load.
About the Host, Anne Ita
As a family we had the pleasure of hosting many international guests over the years through an organisation called Servas and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I am passionate about my garden, music, cooking and travel and the area where we live - Co Longford. We have the most amazing bogland and forest walks not to mention the rivers Shannon (10mns drive), Camlin (in Longford town) and the Inny River (15 mns drive) and the Royal Canal. We also enjoy cycling, walking and horse-back riding (mostly hacking). Our house is 5 mns walk from the Railway Station and Bus Station. Trains connect with Dublin and Sligo several times daily. Buses connect with Dublin, Galway, Ballina, Sligo and Belfast also on a daily basis. You can also get a bus directly from Dublin Airport to Longford. Go to the Information Desk on arrival and ask for details.
Backstage Theatre features regular performances by professional companies of actors and musicians both national and international and specialises in Youth Theatre.Longford
The timber roadway is a wonderful piece of archeological history and so worth seeing including the surrounding bogland, flora and fauna.Longford
Swiss style village where carefully tended gardens delight the eye. Ruins of an ancient eccleasiastical church founded by St Patrick in the 5th century.Ardagh Longford
Kenagh village is typically Irish in character (orig an estate village). The setting dominated by the elegant clock tower erected in memory of the Hon. Lawrence Harman King-Harman who died in 1875.Keenagh Longford
Edgeworthstown House, home of the Edgeworth family and novelist Maria Edgeworth. The Rectory, home of the Abbe Edgeworth and where Oscar Wildes sister Isolde died while visiting her uncle.Edgeworthstown Longford
Ballinamuck is a small village in north Co Longford and It was the scene of the Battle of Ballinamuck, where a French army aiding the United Irishmen rebellion of 1798 was defeated.Ballinamuck Longford
Abbeyshrule Aerodrome - popular location for light aircraft enthusiasts located outside picturesque village of Abbeyshrule on Royal Canal South Longford. Pleasure flights flying lessons available.Longford
From the Boglands of County Longford comes the pretty village of Newtowncashel, winner twice of the “Best Village in Ireland” award and home to Caseys Bog Oak/Yew Sculptures Studio.Newtowncashel Longford
Proof that prehistoric man came to Longford some 5,500 years ago is in the megalithic tomb at Aughnacliffe.Aghnacliff Longford
Strokestown Park House, a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings and fabrics, which can be seen daily by guided tour. The House was the family home of the Pakenham Mahons.Strokestown Roscommon
The castle dates back over 350 years. The Pakenhams (later Earls of Longford) settled here in the 17th century and three generations still live here as their family home. Tea room available. .Tullynally Castle Westmeath