Longford Town kick off their 27 game SSE Airtricity League season on Saturday February 24th at home to Cobh Ramblers.
The first midland’s derby of the season against Athlone Town takes place in the City Calling stadium on March 24th.
The regular season campaign concludes on Saturday September 22nd at home to UCD.
The Top team in the first division will be promoted to the premier division for the 2019 season.
While the teams finishing in the second, third and fourth positions, will enter a play-off system for a place in the premier division.
Athlone Town begin their campaign on Friday February 23rd away to Galway United.
The League of Ireland season kicks off with The President’s Cup final in Oriel Park between Dundalk and Cork City on Sunday, February 11th at 2pm.
Premier division and FAI Cup champions Cork City start their 36 game league campaign against St. Patrick’s Athletic on the 16th of February.