[lawng-ferd, long-]


a county in Leinster, in the N Republic of Ireland. 403 sq. mi. (1044 sq. km). County seat: Longford.

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  • Longford was a county in 1377, but was not maintained as shire ground.

  • She looked at me, and suddenly and abruptly said, "Your name is Longford."

  • Longford Castle, the seat of the Earl of Radnor, is just over a mile to the south.

  • Longford, the exact locality of the others, further than that they were found in Ireland, is not known.

  • All hands being again united, the cavalcade rose the hill, and were presently on the Longford and Aldenbury turnpike.

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British Dictionary definitions for longford



a county of N Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province. County town: Longford. Pop: 31 068 (2002). Area: 1043 sq km (403 sq miles)
a town in N Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Longford. Pop: 7557 (2002)
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