Parking charges 

Parking charges apply Monday to Saturday (inclusive) between 8.30am and 6.30pm. Parking charges do not apply on Sundays and bank holidays.

On-street parking and short-term car parks are charged at €1 per hour and have a maximum stay of 2 hours. All-day car parks are charged at €2 per day.

Minimum charges: A minimum 50 cent charge applies to on-street parking and short-term car parks in Longford town. This 50 cent minimum is equal to 30 minutes of parking.

Grace periods: There is a current grace period of 30 minutes when a valid pay and display ticket is shown. There is also a 10-minute grace period before the purchase of a pay and display ticket is needed.

Parking locations

On-street parking: applies to all streets

Short-term car parks in Longford Town include:

  • Market Square rear car park (behind Centra)
  • Mill Car Park at Market Square
  • Geraldine Terrace car park
  • Camlin Court car park
  • Longford County Council car park
  • Town Centre car park (Tesco)

All-day car parks in Longford Town include:

  • Earl Street car park
  • Harbour Point car park (the old swimming pool)
  • Ballymahon Street car park (behind Heatons)
  • St Mel's Cathedral car park
  • St. Mel’s Road car park
  • Main Street car park (entrance through Annaly Park)
  • Church Street car park
  • Gill’s car park at Market Square

All-day parking also applies on Battery Road from St John’s Church up to Tennis Court Lane

For more, see a map of Longford Town Car Park Locations.

Pay and display tickets 

Short-term car parks issue red pay and display tickets, except for the Town Centre car park (Tesco) parking machines which issue blue tickets. Red or blue pay and display tickets can be used in any short-term car park.

All-day car park machines issue yellow pay and display tickets. These yellow tickets can be used in any all-day car park.

Your pay and display ticket must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle. Vehicles with no pay and display clearly on display will be logged for 10 minute grace period, after which a parking fine  (also called a fixed charge notice) may be issued.

Vehicles parked at a disabled parking space must clearly display a valid disabled persons parking permit on the dashboard of their vehicle, otherwise a parking fine may be issued.

Pay and display tickets only cover parking in a parking bay. 

Pay and display tickets do not cover:

  • Non-commercial vehicles parking in loading bays 
  • Parking on double or single yellow lines
  • On footpath
  • At taxi ranks or at bus stops

Parking in any of the above locations may result in a parking fine being issued. 

Fines may also be issued for:

  • Double parking
  • Parking which causes obstruction
  • Non display of valid motor tax disc

Report illegal parking

Report illegal parking by email to or call 043 333 15 63