Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Longford

Longford, market town, county and assize town, and township with ry. sta., Templemichael par., mid. co. Longford, on river Camlin and a branch of the Royal Canal, 76 miles NW. of Dublin, 435 ac., pop. 4380; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. It has good markets for grain, flax, bacon, eggs, and butter. There are barracks for cavalry, occupying the site of the old castle. Longford gives the title of baron to the family of Pakenham.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "market town"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Longford IrlC

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