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Your ideal base for exploring Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, County Westmeath blends its ancient past with lots of adventure. Discover fascinating history, legendary lakes and scenic landscapes, along with award-winning accommodation and food.

Two Great Destination towns

Mullingar is famous for its musical heritage and vibrant culture. It’s also an ideal destination for outdoor adventure, with two long-distance greenways and scenic lakes nearby.The town bustles with a fantastic range of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and high-quality accommodation options. The Renaissance-style Cathedral of Christ the King is a mustsee with its exquisite mosaics. Enjoy heritage and family fun at Belvedere House, Gardens & Park. Take a tour and taste whiskey from the world’s oldest distillery Kilbeggan. Just a half hour away, North Westmeath is truly special, breathe in the beauty of the gardens at Tullynally Castle or follow the trail to find 7 Wonders at Fore Abbey. 


Athlone is a picturesque town on the River Shannon and a vibrant hub of culture, art and heritage. It’s a renowned shopping destination with an excellent range of accommodation options and outstanding restaurants. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views from atop Athlone Castle and indulge your inner artist at the Luan Gallery. Explore the scenic waters of Lough Ree by kayak or take a tour on a Viking Ship. Explore woodland walking trails at Portlick Millennium Forest or tee off on Glasson Golf Course, designed by Ryder Cup here Christy O’Connor Jnr. Experience the beauty of Ireland’s raised bogs at Ballinahown and learn to sculpt a 5,600 year-old piece of bog oak. Cycle the greenway to Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park in Moate for a fantastic family experience.





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