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Discover rare wildlife in the heart of the forest

Bringing Center Parcs to Ireland

Longford Forest holiday breaks


Nestled in 400 acres of beautiful historic forest just five kilometres from Ballymahon, Longford Forest is our first resort in Ireland. You’ll find plenty of activities, restaurants and accommodation options tucked away amongst the trees, offering everything you need for a perfect short break.


  • Discover Ireland’s largest water park, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise
  • See wildlife including pine marten, red squirrels, grey herons and fallow deer
  • Stroll beside the two natural watercourses and spot native trout and salmon
  • Try Interactive Gaelic Games on the interactive Squash Court
  • Relax in Aqua Sana Spa, winner of Spa of the year - Professional Beauty Ireland Awards 2023
  • Dine at the family-friendly Cara’s Kitchen and Bar

Our resort is cashless and can no longer accept cash payments, including for the purchase of gift cards.


How to get to Center Parcs, Longford Forest by car

Our Eircode is N39 RH95

For more detailed directions, click below to plan your route on Google Maps.

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Other ways to travel

Via ferry

Getting the Ferry from the UK is easy, with daily services departing from Hollyhead to Dublin and Pembroke to Rosslare.

Via flight

Dublin airport is a 90-minute drive from Center Parcs, with direct flights from every corner of the UK, and car hire companies a short walk from the terminal.  Ireland West Airport (Knock) is also only a 75-minute drive away, with direct flights from six UK airports.

Via bus

The 842 bus (operated by M4 direct ) departs from Dublin airport (Terminal 2 Bus Station) or Dublin City Center (Wellington Quay) and on request will drop off or collect you from Center Parcs.

Via rail

Daily train services are available from Dublin Connolly to Edgeworthstown via Irish Rail, finished with a 20-minute taxi ride to Center Parcs.

Lodges at Longford Forest

  • A family laughing together drinking Starbucks.
  • Adult bowling.
  • A family walking through the forest.

What's included

All of our Center Parcs villages have the same key features that make for a perfect short break:

  • Up to 400 acres of beautiful forest to explore
  • Free entry to the Subtropical Swimming Paradise water park, with rides, slides and splash pools
  • A lake and beach to enjoy
  • Over 100 activities for all ages and fitness levels to add to your break
  • Adventure playgrounds and picturesque picnic areas

More about what's included

Activities at Longford Forest

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  • External view of an adapted lodge with hot tub and sun loungers.

Accessible accommodation

At Center Parcs, our accessible accommodation is designed for guests with disabilities to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable break, giving you complete peace of mind. 

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  • A couple in a hot tub
  • A hot tub outside a lodge.

Longford Forest hot tub lodges

Add a touch of luxury booking a lodge with a hot tub. Our hot tub lodges have everything you need for a perfect relaxing holiday, and feature a private and secluded outdoor hot tub. With a glass in hand and good company at your side, our hot tub holidays are perfect for a romantic getaway or a special family break.

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Accommodation in the forest.

Dog-friendly holidays at Longford Forest

Our dog friendly accommodation is designed with dogs in mind, including:

  • Vertical door handles to prevent escapes
  • Wooden flooring throughout making it easy to clean up any little accidents
  • A tether ring on your lodge patio so your dog can join you outside

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