Towns of Longford
Abbeyshrule —County Longford
Abbeyshrule is a picturesque village situated in South County Longford in a valley of the River Inny. It is located on the Longford/Westmeath border with the Royal Canal running through the village on its journey from Dublin to the Shannon.
This village is unique in that it's the only location in the county accessible by air as it is the home of the Abbeyshrule airfield. This airfield also hosts the longest running international air show in Ireland during August. The village is steeped in history from the Cistercian Abbey ruins founded here in 1150 to the famous Whitworth Aquaduct built in 1817. It was built to carry the Royal Canal over the River Inny.