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Belvedere House, Gardens and Park
Belvedere House Gardens and Park is a magnificent parkland estate on the shores of Lough Ennell in the Irish midlands. The house, built originally as a hunting and fishing lodge, is set in the midst of 160 acres of parkland on the lake shore. It incorporates the following attractions: Interpretative Area; The House Gardens & Parkland, and Belvedere’s Follies.
Phone: +353 (0)449349060
Dún na Sí Heritage Centre
In the heart of Ireland, Dún na Sí is 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, Seisiún or Ceilí (evenings and weekends).
Phone: +353 (0) 90 6481183
Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
Mullingar Arts Centre
Mullingar Arts Centre opened its doors to the public on 1st January 1999. The Arts Centre is contained in the totally refurbished County Hall. The Arts Centre is comprised of a 407-seat Theatre, 2 Art Workshops and an exquisitely-lit Art Gallery. The Workshop caters for all Art forms. The Gallery is adaptable into three smaller units. The Theatre caters for all event types and is suitable for conferences and seminars.
Phone: +353 (0)44 9347777
Welcome to Westmeath, the Heart of Lakelands Country
“If you’re in search of a genuine slice of Irish rural life, the Midlands makes the perfect retreat” Lonely Planet Ireland Guide, Ninth Edition.
In Mullingar, a bustling market town, take a stroll to see the Joe Dolan statue, the town’s most famous singer, visit the striking Renaissance style cathedral with its fantastic mosaics or meander peacefully on a looped walk by the Royal Canal which also forms part of one of the routes in the Mullingar Cycle Hub. Mullingar is the only place in Ireland the author James Joyce spent time in outside of Dublin and is the county town of Westmeath. Located just 5km from Mullingar, on the shores of Lough Ennell is the beautiful Belvedere House, Gardens and Park.
On your travels west in the county, you can visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience - take a tour of what is believed to be the oldest pot still distillery in the world and taste the best Irish whiskey! Vibrant Athlone is the largest town built on the mighty River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland and Britain. It is overlooked by a 15th Century Norman Castle which now houses a visitor centre. Athlone has a special buzz with a variety of water activities to choose from - hire your own cabin cruiser, go for a scenic day trip to nearby famous Clonmacnoise or experience the thrill of water sport adventure in this region of Ireland’s Lakeland and Inland Waterways. North Westmeath is brimming with interesting history and heritage sites such as Fore Abbey, the largest surviving Benedictine ruins in Ireland, Tullynally Castle Gardens, the thousand acre Mullaghameen Beech Forest and Lough Dervaragh the lake associated with the Irish legend the Children of Lir.
This and much more awaits you in Westmeath, the Heart of Lakelands Country, Visitwww.discoverireland.ie/westmeath and Start Planning now for Your Westmeath Adventure!
Enquiries: Mullingar Discover Ireland Centre
Phone: + 353 (0) 44 9348650
Westmeath Festivals and Events
Fore Abbey and the Seven Wonders of Fore, near Castlepollard
Cruising on the River Shannon, Athlone