Ballymahon town, in south county Longford is centrally located and easily accessed by motorway links from Dublin, Galway and Northern Ireland.
The town offers a range of activities, with local literary landmarks and specialist shopping, dining and drinking opportunities to discover. The birthplace of playwright Oliver Goldsmith and home of Irish poet John Keegan “Leo” Casey; Ballymahon is steeped in literary history.
The town is at the cutting edge of tourism developments with the Royal Canal Greenway bringing walkers and cyclists into town on a daily basis, and the local Newcastle Wood which has been chosen as the site for the new Center Parcs Longford Forest.
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