It is well established that the heart of Ireland is a golfer’s paradise, and Longford is well-positioned for some of Ireland’s top golf courses. Less than 5 minutes from Viewmount House is County Longford Golf Club. Founded in 1894, it is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. The 18-hole parkland course is picturesque, with fine views over the countryside and Longford town. The course, which is playable throughout the year, measures over 6700 yards and has a par of 72. Trolley and buggy hire are available, and the clubhouse has a bar and restaurant.