Boating Fishing and Golfing

Visitor Attractions

Hiking and Walking

North of the county and south county Leitrim you will find a rugged and harsh landscape dotted with a mass of lakes and hills, the scenery is breathtaking. South County Longford along the Shannon and Lough Ree has to be seen to be believed. It is difficult to imagine how this part of Ireland has been ignored for so long. The land is low lying and with large stretches of bog. A drive from Lanesborough down along the Shannon to Elfeet, Barley Harbour, and Saints Island is one not to be missed.

Woodland Walks

Derrycasson Wood

Dring Co.Longford

Derrycassan Wood hugs the shoreline of Lough Gowna and is the perfect place for a leisurely amble through the forest and along the lakeshore.

Newcastle Wood

Newcastle, Ballymahon, Co.Longford.

This woodland is a Coillte owned woodland consisting of over 500 acres of woodland. There are several walks through the area and a local walking group have in the past year made a surfaced walk down along the River Inny and also a mile of wheelchair accessible pathways though the wood, along with picnic and car parking areas. The group are continuing the development with signage and interpretation of flora and fauna to follow.

Royal Canal Walk

The Royal Canal Way

The Royal Canal Way winds through Longford from Abbeyshrule through Ballymahon, Kenagh, Longford Town, Killashee, and on to Clondra.

Currently boats can only access as far as Abbeyshrule, however, much of the canal paths close to the villages have been enhanced in recent years.

Being a canal bank walk, the gradient is never steep, making it an ideal introduction to long distance walking. However, walking the Royal Canal Way is possible either as a long distance walk or as a series of short walks. The Royal Canal Way is an excellent way to make your way from the midlands to Dublin. It will eventually link Dublin with the River Shannon at Clondra in Co. Longford along the towpath of the Royal Canal.