Longford is known for it many rivers, lough's and canals. Lough Ree, situated on the Shannon-the last remaining undrained major river in Europe, is the third largest lake in Ireland. It boasts unspoilt shore lines and offers diverse terrestrial, semi-aquatic and aquatic habitats. It's ecological importance is recognised through its designation as a Natural Heritage Area, a Special Protection Area and a proposed candidate Special Area of Conservation. Longford's other towns and villages include Abbeyshrule, Ardagh, Ballinamuck, Ballymahon, Clondra, Drumlish, Lanesborough and Newtowncashel.