Enjoy your Black Friday in Longford with a weekend full of events
In 2015, Longford became the first town in Ireland to fully embrace Black Friday. Every store had its own special offer, as shoppers enjoyed some Christmas shopping bargains. This year will see it return, with even more fantastic opportunities to buy yourself or that special someone that perfect gift and enjoy a brilliant Black Friday in Longford.
To encourage people to visit and shop in Longford, The Cathedral View Apartments is doing an offer – if you book in to spend Black Friday weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th in our apartments in Longford, receive a bottle of Prosecco, locally handmade chocolates, a €40 dining voucher and late checkout.
The weekend kicks off with the amazing sales all day Friday, with over 100 businesses in the town taking part. With jewellers to clothes retailers, beauty, cafes and restaurants and local filling stations all getting into the spirit of things, you can shop until you drop. To really brighten up the evening, the Longford Christmas lights will be switched on at 6:30pm, and Santa will visit the Market Square to heighten the celebrations.
If you arrive late to Longford, not to worry as all stores are open for late night shopping. This is also the opportune time to use your €40 dining voucher which you receive as part of your stay with us. If music is your thing, begin the weekend in the Backstage Theatre as they have an evening “Celebrating Christie Hennessy” starting at 8pm.
Saturday morning in Longford is a hive of activity at the Longford parkrun which happens in the local “Mall” park at 9:30am sharp. Every week, you can join a throng of enthusiastic walkers and runners of all abilities by getting in some exercise while enjoying the fabulous facility on offer. The parkrunners often join together afterwards in a local cafe for breakfast which is an ideal way to get to know some new people. Event coordinator Kevin Kane would be more than happy to give you more information on this. It’s a free run but you must register on parkrun.ie, don’t forget your barcode!
After a hearty breakfast, and if you still have energy in your legs, the sights around Longford are really worth exploring. The Royal Canal walkway and cycleway brings you all the way to Dublin! However, there’s no need to go that far. You can join the canal at any stage from Longford Town to Clondra; checking in at Killashee, Kenagh or Ballymahon to name a few. It offers 13km of breathtaking scenery, which is so serene whether you choose to walk or cycle.
Why not take a drive out to Ballymahon and explore the Royal Canal at Brannigan Harbour before visiting Newcastle Wood; the perfect time to see it before Center Parcs begin their development. You can hire bikes from “Nally’s” in Ballymahon and cycle the canal and the woods; the ideal way to sightsee in an unspoilt part of Ireland.
As you have the whole weekend, you can also drive out to North Longford to our other fabulous woods in Derrycassin, passing the stunning Lough Gowna en-route; perfect for walking, fishing and a picnic when the weather allows! Although in November you might opt for a nice flask of hot chocolate while enjoying the scenery.
In our next post, we’ll give even more options for your Black Friday weekend, and of course any weekend here in Longford. Follow The Cathedral View Apartments on Facebook for more!