Your weekend diary for Longford

Your weekend diary for Longford

The weekend is upon us again, and as always, there’s plenty to see and do around the county. Here, we have compiled a list of events that are taking place over the next few days.


Longford Ladies RFC will celebrate 10 years of women’s rugby in Longford with dinner and dancing in the rugby clubhouse from 7.30pm. Tickets now available at the clubhouse or contact 086 7340208 for details. 


Granard Tidy Towns committee are holding a 5k family fun run/walk starting at the Community Centre at 5pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards in JV’s.

The second Longford Jam takes place in John Browne’s, Longford, with music from 9.30pm.

Sponsor or join Isla Duffy as she completes a 5k walk/run in her wedding dress in The Mall at 9.30am in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. 


The second annual Longford Colour Run will happen this Sunday, with registration from 9am at Longford Fitness, N4 Axis Centre. This year, proceeds will be divided between Temple Street, Longford Mental Health and the Lakelands Area Retreat and Cancer Centre (LARCC). Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to take part. For more information or to purchase your ticket, search for Longford Colour Run on Facebook.

The Darren McGlynn Memorial Tractor Run takes place, with registration from 9am. The run will start at 12 noon sharp from Cloonfour, Rooskey. Admission is €20 per tractor. Refreshments will be served afterwards and there will be a raffle on the day. 

The Horsepower Gym at Unit 6, Mastertech Business Park, Athlone Road, Longford will play host to a Longford Strong Man competition from 1pm. 

If you’re looking for ideas for your big day, the Longford Arms is the place to be on Sunday for a Wedding Fair and Bridal Fashion from 2pm to 5pm. 

The Shaun Whiter annual charity shoot takes place at Granard/Abbeylara Shooting Grounds from 11am, with the last card at 3.30pm. Everyone welcome, and for more information contact Kevin McLoughlin at 086 837 6419. 

If you have an event coming up, let us know! Get in touch by calling the newsroom on 043 33 45241 or by emailing