Information about Mullingar
Mullingar is the county town of County Westmeath and is famous for the neighbouring lakes, Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh, which attract many anglers.
Image: Christ the King Cathedral at sunset
What to see
Mullingar's main tourist attractions are its lakes – Lough Owel, Lough Derravaragh and Lough Ennell – which are popular with anglers – and Belvedere House and Gardens which is heavily promoted for its beauty. The town has several hotels. The Greville Arms Hotel has latterly begun creating a mini-museum, and also holds the two Brit awards presented to Niall Horan (One Direction). James Joyce's connection with the hotel is marked on the premises. In the rooftop garden, there stands a large granite monument which formerly stood at Dominick Street. It was presented to the town by Lord Greville.
Mullingar's most notable building is the Cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar, the cathedral of the Diocese of Meath. The Cathedral was dedicated on the day World War II broke out.
Hill of Uisneach - the Hill of Uisneach is in the barony of Moycashel to the west of town and is regarded as the notional geographical centre of Ireland. The area is full of lush green hills and small villages.
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