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County Longford is the second smallest
County in Ireland, occupying almost 423 square miles, and is situated in
the midlands. The population has seen a massive reduction from a peak of
115,491 in 1841 to just 30,138 in 1996 due to the potato famine of 1845-8
and subsequent emigration exceeding the rates for many of the western seaboard
counties in the last century.
Geography of Longford
The county is uniquely situated on the border of the three provinces of
Connaught, Ulster and L...
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