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Historical Features of County Longford

Our database which was completed as part of the National Digitisation Strategy is a  profile of each of the townlands and parishes of the county detailing built heritage, mythological features and historical events based on some of our primary local history sources. The topography of County Longford reflects its long and varied history.

In surveying the landscape, we find evidence of all periods of settlement: prehistory; the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century; the development of the Gaelic lordship of the O'Farrell clan; medieval monasticism; and the establishment of the Protestant Ascendancy. In many instances, the evidence consists of archaeological sites or ruins; in some cases, there are impressive buildings still in use; and in a few cases, there are sites with little or nothing to indicate former functions.

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