An Longfort
genitive: an Longfoirt
validated name
(Irish)
Longford
(English)

Centrepoint

53.7334, -7.79449 latitude, longitude
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Properties

PO There is or was once a post office here

Archival records

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Historical references

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“The first mention that we find of the existence of such a place as Longford village occurs in the year 1400. It was in that year that Domhnall O’ Farrell, Prince of Annaly-set aside a cartron of land (60 acres) north of the Camlin. On this he erected a monastery...Mainnistir Cartruin...because it was possessed of a cartron of land”
Nóta
1430
...gus an Senlongport...
AU II–IV Imleabhar: III, Leathanach: 108
1448
...triur brathar do bhraithribh longpuirt ui fearghail dég...
ARÉ Leathanach: iv, 956
1581
Longford
F Leathanach: 3829
1583
Longeford
F Leathanach: 4153
1587
Longford
F Leathanach: 5107
1590
the town of Longford (Richard Staines)
F Leathanach: 1661
1595
gabhadh leó an longport
ARÉ Imleabhar: VI, Leathanach: 1964
1603
Longford (Donnogh O’ Carhe, clerk)
CPR Leathanach: 29b
1604
Longeford (Rosse O’ Ferrall)
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 1 Jac.1
1612
3 cartrons of Longforde in the south side of the river
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.1
1612
the abbey of Longford
CPR Leathanach: 246a
1616
The monastery of Loncourt otherwise Longford
CPR Leathanach: 287a
c.1616
Longphort Uí Fherghail a ainm ar asé ba dúnarus dósaidhe 7 don tí no bhiodh hi ccennus na criche dia chenél
Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Leathanach: 90
1620
Longford 3 cartrons lying south of the river of Longford (Sir Francis Aungier)
CPR Leathanach: 452a
1620
Longford 3 cartrons lying on the north side of said river (Sir Francis Aungier)
CPR Leathanach: 452a
1620
the abbey of Longford (Sir Francis Aungier)
CPR Leathanach: 452a
1623
The site, ambit, and precinct of the late monastery or house of Brothers of Loncourt alias Longford
CPR Leathanach: 562b
1629
Longford
Cotton Map
1632
vil’ de Longford’
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 9 Car.1
1654-56
the towne of Longford
CS X Leathanach: 49
1654-56
the river of Longford
CS X Leathanach: 46
1654-56
the towne of Longford
CS X Leathanach: 47
1655
[Tigh mór agus go leor botháin ina thimpeall léirithe sa suíomh i bpar. Ballimackarmath]
DS
1659
Newtowne-Longford [39 duine áirithe ann]
Cen. Leathanach: 454
c.1660
Longford
BSD Leathanach: 150
1682
Longford the Shiretown
Dowdall
1725c
Longphort
Eólas ar an Domhan
1813
Longford
Edgeworth
1836
Longford Town
BS:AL
1836
Longford (Town)
HCER 1826:AL
1836
Longphort Ui Fearghail, “O F’s fortified residence”
dúch:AL
1908
Longphort Uí Fhearghail, “the camp or fortress of O’ Farrell”
MacGivney Leathanach: 172

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