County Westmeath information
County Westmeath is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Midlands Region. It originally formed part of the historic Kingdom of Meath, the capital is Mullingar. The official establishment of County Westmeath dates to 1543, and it was named after the kingdom of Mide (meaning middle of Ireland).
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Below you will find a list of towns within County Westmeath. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...
Athlone - Further information
Mullingar - Further information
Places to see / Things to do
Lockes Distillery - licensed in 1757 and produced whiskey for over 200 years. Now open as a museum, it is the only sample left in Ireland of a typical small pot distillery.
Tyrrellspass Castle & Museum - 13th century tower house originally home to the Tyrrell family who were cousins of William the Conqueror. Facilities include: museum, gift shop and licensed restaurant.
Tullynally Castle and Gardens - Romantic woodland and walled gardens laid out in early 19th century and recently extended and replanted in particular with collections of maples, magnolias and plants collected in Western China. The pleasure grounds include a grotto, two ornamental lakes, a Chinese and Tibetan garden and a woodland walk of 2 miles around the park.
Dun Na Si Heritage Centre And Park - In the heart of Ireland, Dun na Si is a microcosm of Irish culture. Explore the Folk Park, a picture of bygone days with preserved farm machinery. Trace your family roots with the assistance of qualified researchers. Enjoy the music, song, dance and story telling at a Folklore show, Seisiun or Ceili. (Evening and weekends).
Belvedere House - This, the newest attraction in the Irish Midlands opened in April 2000 at Mullingar just 1 hours drive from Dublin. The magnificent early 18th century stately home of Robert Rochfort, Earl of Belvedere, stands in 160 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough Ennell. A multi media experience tells the story of Rochfort's cruel imprisonment of his second wife and the creation of Ireland's largest man - made folly - the Jealous Wall.
Athlone Castle - Built in the 13th century to command the ford on the Shannon. Athlone Castle now includes audio-visual presentations on the flora, fauna and the power resources of the Shannon, Count John McCormack and the siege of 1691. There is also a museum, coffee shop and tourist office.
Recommended accommodation in County Westmeath
Wineport Lodge, Glassan, Athlone - You’ll feel the difference the moment you arrive. More than a hotel, this is a luxury lodge with a unique sense of warmth and comfort at every turn. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, in an idyllic setting surrounded by native woodland, Wineport Lodge is exceptional in both style and service - Visit website
Lough Bishop House, Colinstown - Built in the early 19th Century, Lough Bishop is a charming Country House nestling peacefully into a south-facing slope overlooking Bishop’s Lough in County Westmeath, Ireland. Lough Bishop House is a family run business offering Country House bed & breakfast accommodation in a wonderful location in the middle of a working organic farm - Visit website