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Longwood is located a few miles off the old main Dublin-Galway road, just after Enfeild.
It has nothing worth visiting, and nothing to see. No Hotel, no restaurant or pub of note.
This is however part of it's charm, it seems to have all the elements of a 'Typical' midland Irish Village, with all that that implies.
The broad main street is adorned with pub, a post office and a butchers. A general (and very untidy and general it is too) store around the corner. A Garda (police) station, a disused waterpump and an antiques shop. Being Ireland it also features some more modern small housing estates, further fuelling the Celtic tiger until it got caught in the jaws of financial meltdown.
Ahh, forgot the church - painted Turquoise and dark green. An interesting choice, it has to be said. Rather like peanut nut butter and anchovy sandwiches. Or perhaps beetroot and strawberry jam. I guess someone thought it was a good idea.
Updated May 3, 2009