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Welcome to Westmeath

Welcome to Westmeath. The town was built on the River Brosna and is encircled by the Royal Canal thus leading it to be a thriving commercial centre.  Mullingar was founded by the Normans over 800 years ago. The town now has a flourishing music scene thanks to its local talents such as Joe Dolan, Foster & Allen and Niall Horan to name but a few so you will find plenty on its music events calendar throughout the year. Mullingar is also well known for its nearby stunning lakes including Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh. These lakes are a great attraction to many anglers.  Lough Derravaragh is also known for its connection with the famous Irish legend of the Children of Lir. 

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  • 4.94km to City/Town Centre

    Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa

    Stunningly situated in the heart of the beautiful Westmeath Lakelands in an idyllic setting overlooking Lough Ennell, this Irish, family-owned hotel is nestled in rolling countryside amidst acres of rich parkland and lofty trees, where you will be close to culture, history and the ancient myths of Co. Westmeath. This luxurious four-star hideaway is noted for its delicious fine dining, attentive service, superb leisure facilities and warm welcome that extends far beyond the front door. Be it a pampering spa escape, special occasion, romantic getaway or fun family break, an oasis of tranquility awaits for all kinds of celebrations. For business and holiday guests, our seamless blend of country-house character and contemporary four star luxury will make you feel completely at home with ideal amenities for all. Not only is Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club and Spa the perfect location for relaxation and indulgence, but there are so many great activities onsite and in the surrounding

    Address: Belvedere, Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland N91 HP8E

    • Old Kilbeggan Distillery - km
    • Kilbeggan Racecourse - km
  • 3.87km to City/Town Centre

    Great National Creggan Court Hotel

    The Great National Creggan Court Hotel is conveniently located less than 2 miles from Athlone town centre, within the N6 centre. The proximity of the hotel to the new M6 moterway makes the hotel an ideal destination to explore the midlands, host a conference or just relax in the peaceful surroundings that the midland region is noted for.Special Offer at the Creggan Court Hotel - Spend €30 or more on bar food and you'll receive a complimentary bottle of bubbly.

    Address: N6 Centre, Athlone, N37 YW25Co Westmeath, Ireland

    • Kilbeggan Racecourse - km
  • 5.91km to City/Town Centre

    Hodson Bay Hotel

    Located in the heart of Ireland's Lake District Hodson Bay Hotel & Spa is stunningly situated on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree. The unique location of this Westmeath hotel allows you to enjoy the scenic Irish countryside and is only five minutes from Athlone town centre, located just 1 hour from Dublin and Galway in 'The True Heart of Ireland.'Our 4 star Athlone hotel successfully mixes traditional charm with modern luxury and has much to offer by way of hotel facilities and services. All of our 176 bedrooms at this Athlone hotel are designed with luxury and comfort in mind with all the extras you would expect from a 4 star hotel. The picturesque views of Lough Ree and adjacent Athlone Golf Course can be enjoyed from our luxury bedrooms in both the Hodson Bay Hotel and the Hodson Retreat.

    Address: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

    • Athlone Castle - km
    • Lough Ree - km
  • 2.53km to City/Town Centre

    Mullingar Park Hotel

    The 4 Star Mullingar Park Hotel has earned a strong reputation as one of the leading Hotels in Westmeath. Situated on the outskirts of Mullingar town in County Westmeath. Located just off exit 15 on the N4, Dublin to Sligo road, less than an hour from Dublin. It is easily accessible with free Wi-Fi and car parking.This contemporary designed 4 star hotel is elegantly decorated, tastefully furnished and fully equipped to international standards. It boasts 95 guest bedrooms, award winning terrace restaurant, horseshoe bar & courtyard lounge overlooking private landscaped gardens. The hotel has a range of conference & banqueting suites to choose from making it the perfect location to celebrate your wedding in Westmeath. The Azure Leisure Club boasts a 20 metre pool, separate children's pool, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium. The Azure Beauty Rooms offers a wide range of treatments for both men and women.Hotel Facilities at a Glance: Complimentary Wi-Fi for guests and conference delegates Complimentary car parking on site Award winning Terrace Restaurant Contemporary Horseshoe Bar Azure Leisure Club with swimming pool Azure Beauty Treatment Rooms Conference centre catering up to 1,200 delegates AA Business Hotel of the Year Excellent wedding facilities Private landscaped gardens 95 superbly appointed bedrooms

    Address: Dublin Road Mullingar Co Westmeath

    • Mullingar Greyhound Stadium - km
    • Kilbeggan Racecourse - km
  • 0.92km to City/Town Centre

    Prince of Wales Hotel

    Ideally located in the centre of Athlone, The Great National Prince of Wales Hotel is a modern 4-star hotel with free Wi-Fi, free parking, and full Irish breakfasts. The hotel is within walking distance of the train and bus stations. The hotel has it's own Nightclub. Each room is stylish and contemporary, with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Rooms are air conditioned, and come with facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel boasts a range of dining options, including The Prince Bar, Corvus Restaurant and The Deli Boutique, using locally sourced produce wherever possible. A range of wines, beers and cocktails are available. Athlone overlooks the River Shannon, with local leisure pursuits including windsurfing, angling and golfing. Parking is available exclusively for guests. Dublin and Galway are just 1 hour away. Please note all children under 12 years stay free of charge. All further older children or adults are charged €30 per night for extra beds.

    Address: Church Street, Athlone, N37 T2P0Co. Westmeath

    • Old Kilbeggan Distillery - km
    • Lough Ree - km
  • 0.22km to City/Town Centre

    The Shamrock Lodge Hotel

    The family run Shamrock Lodge Hotel enjoys a quiet setting off the main road and is just a few minutes' walk from Athlone Town, which is host to two shopping centres, quaint boutiques, traditional Irish pubs, and award-winning restaurants. At the end of a tree lined avenue the Shamrock Lodge Hotel proudly sits on its own private grounds and beautiful gardens and offers an abundance of free customer parking.The Shamrock Lodge Hotel offers some of the very best hotel accommodation in Athlone consisting of 40 deluxe and superior bedrooms and 11 bedroom suites. All superior rooms have garden views and most have private balconies. Comfortable tones and modern elegance combine with velvet-soft sofas and bold chrome furnishings teamed with an abundance of mirrors and sleek dark wood throughout the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Bar food is served daily in the Iona Bar which overlooks the gardens, with carvery lunch served every Sunday. Guests may enjoy live musical entertainment every Saturday which covers a spectrum of styles to suit all tastes. Enjoy a unique dining experience in the quiet and peaceful ambience of the Ath Luain Restaurant, renowned in the midlands for its excellent cuisine. The Iona Bar still maintains its country house character and enjoys the views of the gardens. It is the ideal choice, whether you're grabbing a bite between business meetings, sharing laughter and a bottle of wine with friends, or quietly browsing a good book alone over a mug of hot chocolate, the choice is yours.The Shamrock Lodge Hotel offers meeting rooms that can cater for 2 to 300 people. It is an excellent location for any business meeting or conference as it is easily accessed by all major routes, trains and buses. The John Broderick banqueting suite, beautifully designed and carefully planned for weddings, is spacious and modern. Its elegant décor, crystal chandeliers, air conditioning, private bar and dance floor creates a superb setting for guests to relax and enjoy the occasion.Let Our Family Look After Yours at The Shamrock Lodge Hotel.

    Address: Clonown Road, Athlone, Westmeath

    • Lough Ree - km
    • Kilbeggan Racecourse - km

Things to See & Do

Landmarks

  • Old Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Tullynally Castle
  • Belvedere House & Gardens
  • Kilbeggan Racecourse
  • Lough Ree
  • Port of Larne
  • Port of Cork
  • Mullingar Greyhound Stadium
  • Athlone Castle

Things to Do

  • Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum is found in south Roscommon which is filled with lakes and rivers. Discover this area’s farming and folk life from the 18th century to the recent past. Here you will find a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items of restored farm machinery, tools, household utensils and rural artefacts. Take a step back in time and see how your grandparents lived in rural Ireland. 

  • Old Kilbeggan Distillery is indeed an experience that will transport you back two centuries and yet you will see this old distillery still producing their world famous Kilbeggan whiskey. From the creaking timber water wheel to the giant steam engine, along with a knowledgeable tour guide and a few tastings of whiskey, this experience will remain well in the memory bank for a long time! 

  • Belvedere House Gardens & Park is found only a few kilometres outside Mullingar town and is open all year round with a full calendar including musical, sporting and family friendly events. There is plenty to see and do for everyone in the family in this 160 acres of stunning lakeside parkland and magnificent woodland. There are four playgrounds, woodland and lakeshore walks, several follies, a fascinating walled garden that hosts a fine collection of rare and unique plants and a stable block which houses a modern visitor centre and a fully licensed café. 

  • Athlone Castle Visitor Centre is found on the west bank of the river Shannon and reopened in November 2012 after extensive renovations. This 13th century Norman castle hosts 8 exhibition spaces that will immerse you in the ancient history of Athlone town, its people and the surrounding area. 

  • Glendeer Pet Farm, located 8 kms west of Athlone, is fun filled for all the family. Feed, pet and hold the friendly animals, follow the secluded Fairy trail, get lost in the maze, challenge yourself to the double obstacle course and bring the little ones along to the soft play toddler area. Take a picnic with you and avail of the outdoor or indoor picnic areas. Keep an eye out for the seasonal family events that are held throughout the year, including Halloween Spooktastic and December Lapland. 

  • The Athlone to Mullingar Greenway, also known as the Old Rail Trail, is a dedicated cycle path that connects Athlone with Mullingar, passing through the town of Moate. The Trail is 40km long and is a converted stretch of the former Midlands Great Western Railway. Cycle under arched bridges, through a tunnel and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful countryside on this well maintained route through the heart of the midlands. 

  • Dun na Si Amenity & Heritage Park Moate can be found adjacent to the Greenway.  Discover Ireland’s ancient past by exploring the ancient Ring Fort, learning about the legendary warrior Lugh and visiting the Blacksmith’s Forge and Fisherman’s Cottage and seeing how communities lived in times past.  Experience traditional Irish Music, song and dance in the Teach Cheoil and take a walk in the natural beauty of the Park’s surroundings. Have a coffee in the Pantry Café while the kids enjoy the playground next to it. Dun na Si is also the designated Genealogy Centre for County Westmeath. 

  • Fore Abbey is found 30 minutes from Mullingar and it is well worth exploring this ancient and serene site. The Christian monastery was founded by St Feichin in 630 AD and at one stage was quite sizeable with 300 monks and 2000 students residing there.  There are many ancient ruins to be discovered here. Search for the Seven Wonders of Fore which include the monastery, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill and the tree that won’t burn! 

  • Tullynally Castle and Gardens is situated in north Westmeath and is surrounded by a scenic countryside of hills and lakes. There are beautifully restored gardens including terraced lawns, woodland walks, walled gardens and 2 ornamental lakes. For the children there are ducks, swans, llamas and an exciting discovery trail. Return to the Castle Courtyard where you will find the sunny Tearooms and treat yourself to some delicious homemade bites.

  • Lilliput Adventure Centre is located just 10 minutes outside Mullingar town on the shores of Lough Ennell. Book yourself in for a day’s adventure or a multi-day course. The Centre is surrounded by natural amenities to enjoy such as canoeing, hill walking and rock climbing. Up to 50 people can stay on site and there are also camping facilities for scouting and other groups to avail of.