Why choose Longford?

Longford is situated in the centre of Ireland giving it access to an abundance of resources and amenities. With a low cost of living and shorter average commute time than most counties, living in Longford will allow you to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. 

Over 60% of people living in Longford commute to work in under 30 minutes, and the average commute time is just 26.4 minutes. House prices are the second lowest of all the counties in Ireland and the cost of living is a fraction of that in Dublin and other cities in Ireland. 

Longford is the perfect place to make the most of your weekends with trips to Lough Gowna for nature lovers or Centre Parcs for those with kids. Alternatively, for those with itchy feet, Knock Airport and Dublin Airport are both just over one hour away. 

Business Environment

As with any county that is so accessible and perfectly located between both coasts, Longford has attracted some major organisations to set up operations in the region. 

The largest and best-known company in the county is Abbott Diagnostics. Abbott is an American Medical Technology company and their diagnostics facility in Longford spans 135,000 square feet and is located on a 20-acre greenfield site in Lisnamuck on the outskirts of Longford town.

Other large employers in the area include Pat the Baker, Panelto Foods and Finesse Medical – who announced 200 jobs in 2019. IDA Ireland has attracted several businesses to the area and has a business park full of exciting companies. 


Longford population


Primary & Secondary Schools

26.4 minutes

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Family Life

Whether you and your family are interested in nature adventures, theme parks, trips to the cinema or sports you can find the perfect mix in Longford. 

As part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, Longford has a wide selection of trails and walkways for you to explore. Spend your free time cycling the Longford-Condra Greenway along the Royal Canal, or walking around the scenic Lough Gowna and you are sure to enjoy yourself. If you are interested in a day of exciting, organised activities then you will be delighted to hear that Centre Parcs opened in Longford Forest in 2019 – with over 100 indoor and outdoor activities. 

If sports are your thing, Longford Town is one of Ireland’s oldest League of Ireland clubs, founded back in 1924, while Longford GAA has over 20 different clubs to choose from. 



The Longford lifestyle is full of variety. Between leisurely walks, exciting adventures and a bustling nightlife you can make what you want of it. 

With a below average commute time, living in Longford gives you more free time for hobbies and activities. There are many local restaurants and cafes for you to visit as well as a close-knit community to become involved in. 

There are several annual festivals in Longford too. Traditional festivals such as The Granard Harp Festival or music festivals such as The Marquee in Drumlish are well-attended each year and draw visitors from all over the country!

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