Longford  County Longford


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Longford like this:

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.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Longford, in and County Longford | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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