Ballymahon

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Voytek Bialek,  at  home in Ballinacurra, Co Cork, is director of the Cork-based Together-Razem charity. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/ Provision

Earlier this year, shortly before coronavirus was reported to have hit Irish shores, Voyteck Bialek started teaching social media skills to a group of(...)

Gardaí also seized weighing scales, fans and lamps associated with the sale and supply of drugs from the house. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have located a cannabis grow house in Ballymahon, Co Longford, and seized more than €130,000 worth of cannabis plants on Thursday afternoon. (...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It does tend to sneak up on one, doesn’t it? No, not the Barry’s Tea Christmas ad, but our top ten most read stories of the year, a sure sign that the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Maura Higgins in Love Island

What has Maura Higgins, the pride of Ballymahon and the most striking personality on Love Island have to do with Lady Hazel Lavery whose image represe(...)

The Longford Forest centre has 500 lodges and apartments, 10 restaurants and cafes, retail outlets, a spa and indoor water park.

The new €233 million Center Parcs holiday development in Longford has already secured 25 per cent of its targeted bookings for its first 12 months of (...)

Entrance to Center Parcs resort. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

On April Fool’s Day, 2015, Center Parcs announced the largest tourism investment in Ireland. In the least touristy county. Longford’s status as a tou(...)

Magdalena Jermakovs, Brendan Fagan, Fiona Jannik (LCRL) and Eva Halasz of the conversation group in Edgeworthstown. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

Julia O’Reilly: wants one of Longford municipal district’s seven seats on May 24th. Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

Next week’s local and European elections may well throw up the odd surprise, perhaps none more so than in Co Longford where a young woman is bidding t(...)

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