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Area: 1,091 sq km
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Longford is a small, quiet county in the Irish midlands. Way off the beaten tourist track, the county's miles of unspoiled countryside offer a perfect escape from the daily grind. The northern area is characterised by rolling green drumlins. The highest peak (Cairn Hill) is not especially tall at just under 1,000 feet, but there are wonderful views to be savoured from the top. The rest of the county is low-lying and largely agricultural, with stretches of raised peat bog. Numerous lakes, rivers and canals add to the scenic tranquillity of the region. The River Shannon forms Longford's western boundary, incorporating the magical Lough Ree, one of Ireland's biggest lakes. The lough's many islands are home to a rich variety of bird life and ancient ruins, including the remains of an Augustinian monastery on Saints Island. In Longford, there's water, water everywhere, and it provides for exceptional coarse and game fishing, boating and cruising along the Shannon and Camlin rivers and the Royal Canal, and kayaking and white-water canoeing on the River Inny. Other popular outdoor activities range from walking, horse riding and field archery to golf, go-karting and greyhound racing at the track in Longford town. Also in the town, families can have fun at the Megabowl, which features tenpin bowling, snooker, pool and video games, browse the shops, and enjoy a hearty Irish welcome at the local pubs and restaurants. Keep-fit enthusiasts will find swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres across the county's larger towns, and the more adventurous visitor can learn to fly at Abbeyfield Airfield. Longford also has acclaimed theatres at Farneyhoogan and Ballymahon, hosts regular musical events including the annual Harp Festival at Granard, and is filled with heritage centres and historic sights, famously Carrigglas Manor, a magnificent Gothic building with a museum, gardens and woodlands.

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