Newtowncashel

newtowncashel, county longford

A picturesque village near the shores of Lough Ree, Newtowncashel always proudly achieves a high mark in the National Tidy Towns Competition, being national winner in 1980. Newtowncashel won the overall title in 1980 and in 1998 won the overall landscape award.

Newtowncashel has an abundance of lovely features most notably the well maintained stone walls. In many places, the village is adorned by bog oak sculptures.

Newtowncashel Quarry

Up until the 1960s, this site had formed part of daily life in the village. Where today we see a beautiful park, for over 150 years it was known as Ballyreevagh Quarry. Tucked away from the centre of the village, the park incorporates a number of stone sculptures, all carved from local stone. This park represents the culmination of Newtowncashel's stone-working tradition and its modern affiliation with the Tidy Towns culture.