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Getting to Westmeath

Getting to Westmeath

County Westmeath is in the Midlands of Ireland. Getting to Westmeath by air, sea, rail and road is easy!

County Westmeath is located  in the Midlands of Ireland. Westmeath has two large urban centres Mullingar and Athlone. From the capital city,  Dublin there are excellent public transport services, making the county very accessible. Neighbouring counties are Meath, Cavan, Longford, Roscommon and Offaly.

By Air

Dublin International Airport is approximately one hours drive from Mullingar and one and half hours drive from Athlone. Not only is Dublin Airport Ireland's busiest airport it is also amongst the ten busiest airports in Europe. The airport is excellently served by a wide range of airports from the UK, Continental Europe and the US.

See www.dublinairport.com for flight information.

By Sea

Near to Westmeath are the ferryports of  Dublin  and Dun Laoghaire, south of Dublin city and  Rosslare in the South East of the country.  A range of ferry operators serving Great Britain  and France (to Rosslare) use these ports.

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By Rail

Athlone is served by rail links from Dublin, Galway and Ballina/Westport in the west of the country. See Irish Rail website or alternatively ring Athlone Railway Station on +353 (0)9064-73300. Mullingar can be easily reached by trains from Dublin, Sligo, Longford and Maynooth. Telephone Mullingar Railway Station +353 (0)44-9348274.

Visit www.irishrail.ie further information.

By Bus

A regular bus schedule from around the country serves Athlone and Mullingar.

Athlone is served by bus routes from Dublin, Galway, Westport, Tuam, Sligo, Belfast, Tuam, Dundalk , Roscrea and Waterford. Telephone Athlone Bus Station + 353 (0) 90 6484406. Athlone has a local town bus service. Mullingar is served by buses from and to Dublin, Longford, Ballina and Sligo. See details on www.buseireann.ie See information on Tourist Travel Passes. Eurolines - Bus Éireann offers great value daily coach services from Ireland to a wide range of UK destinations.

By road

Given its central location, Westmeath is easily accessible from all parts of Ireland.Travelling by car on the motorways from Dublin  is very convenient heading west on the M4 towards Mullingar  and on the  M6 towards Athlone. National Roads  are marked "N" on roadmaps e.g. "N52". Smaller country roads are denoted with the letter "R". Other roads or tracks may be prefixed with the letter "L"- these are Local roads.

Visit AA Road Planner to view online maps of the routes to and around  County Westmeath.