A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)

 Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: “The first World War doesn’t seem to have achieved anything at all.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

On the wall of his office in Leinster House, Labour junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has a yellowed and torn copy of the Weekly Irish Times from 191(...)

Derrycassin Wood: like many of these patches of woodlands, it is the site of an Anglo-Irish mansion

GO WALK: Derrycassin Wood, Co Longford Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series. Sheet 34 Start (...)

Two men died and several others were seriously injured when a section of a wall collapsed at Connacht Gold Co-Op Society’s DIY and Garden Centre at Athlone Road, Longford in 2013.

Two companies and an engineer must indemnify the operators of a DIY shop in Co Longford which was the scene of a fatal accident in 2013 after a wall c(...)

Patryk Kubacki (19) was last seen on the morning of April 7th in Longford.

Gardaí are searching for a male Polish teenager who has been missing for over a week. Patryk Kubacki was last seen at around 11am on the Dublin Rd, Lo(...)

I bought a green dress. To clarify, I bought a green dress in Cos, a shop I have recently become addicted to, forsaking all other shops. The only reas(...)

Diarmuid Farrell: ‘The young are the lifeblood of any small community and Lanesboro, like any other village, has suffered horribly from emigration.’

Having lived in Daegu, a city in the South East of Korea, for a year, I decided to take a trip back home to Ireland last August. My first weekend b(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with Martin Dalby of Center Parcs (left) and Mark Foley of Coillte Enterprise at the site of the proposed Center Parcs resort near Ballymahon in Co Longford. .The Parc is expected to open to guests in 2019.Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells.

Longford is set to become an international tourism destination even though it is currently a black spot for mobile phone coverage.That is according to(...)

Seeing the woods from the trees: A forest trail at Center Parcs Longleat

One of the UK’s largest holiday resorts is unveiling its plans on Thursday to build a €100 million complex in Co Longford that would employ more than (...)

Lakeside bike rides: Center Parcs’s expertise in holiday retreats should eventually be visible in Ireland’s Co Longford

In the latest Lonely Planet guidebook for Ireland, Co Longford merits eight paragraphs in a 750-page book. Longford, it states, is a “quiet place of l(...)