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Travelling by boat

Ireland has two main destinations for ferry arrivals - Dun Laoghaire in County Dublin and Rosslare in County Wexford.  Dun Laoghaire is 135km to Longford, Rosslare is 272km to Longford.  Stenaline and Irish Ferries travel to Ireland. 

Visitors to Longford can also travel by boat to the county via the Royal Canal which runs from Dublin to Longford.  The Royal Canal Greenway also runs along the banks of the Royal Canal. Waterways Ireland are responsible for the management, maintenance and restoration of inland navigable waterways. Waterways Ireland: 0044 (0)2866323004


Cloondara Harbour, Co Longford by Lalin Swaris Photography

Longford is also accessible via the River Shannon and can be visited via river cruiser/boat.  Discover the Shannon and find the right boat for your holiday.

Choose from Carrick Craft, Emerald Star or Silver Line Cruisers and make the most of your holiday by exploring Co Longford on the banks of the River Shannon, Lough Ree and the Royal Canal.

Lough Ree (Irish: Loch Rí) is the second largest lake on the Shannon after Lough Derg. The other two major lakes are Lough Allen to the north, and Lough Derg to the south.



This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.

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