Mullingar Parkrun

Mullingar Parkrun

Every Saturday Morning at 9.30am

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you! Every Saturday at 9:30am from the Old Rail Trail Car Park, Newbrook Bridge, Mullingar.

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Collinstown Market

Collinstown Market

Every second Sunday Collinstown

Collinstown Farmers Market, set in the idyllic village of Collinstown Westmeath, takes place every other Sunday from 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Collinstown Dance Hall. With indoor and outdoor stalls, you'll find a variety of goods available from handmade bespoke dolls, soaps, crochet, knitting, wood work, art & jewellery, to sourdough, brown breads, savoury goods, focaccia, quiche, carrot cakes, and lots of delicious tray bakes.

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Murtagh's Organic Farm Country Farmers Market

Murtagh's Organic Farm Country Farmers Market

31st July & 14th & 28th August Mullingar

A great family day out with lots of great stalls at Murtaghs Organic Farm, where you can also see all the farm animals. Browse the many stalls and pick up some lovely produce & visit all the farm animals including their new donkeys.

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Visitor App Launch

Visitor App Launch

15 August 2022 Moate

To celebrate the launch of our new visitor app we are giving free entry to our park on Monday 15th of August. This will give visitors the opportunity to download the app on their smartphone. The app grants access to rich content and local stories which will enhance the visitor experience.

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Fore Rocks - getting to grips with the Geology of the area

Fore Rocks - getting to grips with the Geology of the area

16 August 2022 Fore

Geologist Robert Meehan will give an insight into the amazing Geological features in and around Fore. Come along and hear about how the landscape of this area was formed

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Storm the Castle - open day at Athlone Castle

Storm the Castle - open day at Athlone Castle

17 August 2022 Athlone

Explore the Castle Visitor Centre during an open day with the Society for Creative Anachronism who will be on site with displays relating to life in a bygone Medieval village.

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Tullynally Castle Family Tours

Tullynally Castle Family Tours

15 August - 19 August 2022 Castlepollard

Tullynally’s beautiful parkland is surrounded by the hills and lakes of north Westmeath. This haven for history buffs and nature lovers alike has been the home of the Pakenham family, later Earls of Longford, for over 370 years. The original fortified house was extended to a magnificent Gothick revival Castle in the 1800’s and is now one of the largest houses in Ireland to survive in the private ownership of the same family.

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Walking tour of the Historic Defences of Athlone

Walking tour of the Historic Defences of Athlone

17 August - 18 August 2022 Athlone

Join local historian Gearoid O'Brien and Heritage Officer Melanie McQuade for a walking tour around the historic defences and upstanding sections of the Town Wall. Gearoid will talk about the history of the town's defences and Melanie will talk about recent conservation works to the town wall.

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Walking Tour of Historic Mullingar

Walking Tour of Historic Mullingar

17,19 August Mullingar

Mullingar dates back to the 12th century and has a fine Georgian and Victorian built heritage. Join local historian, author and tour guide Ruth Illingworth as she explores the rich history and heritage of the town.

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The Birds of Lough Ree and the Mid-Shannon Callows

The Birds of Lough Ree and the Mid-Shannon Callows

18 August 2022 Athlone

Join NPWS Warden for Lough Ree and the Mid-Shannon Callows and birdwatcher Owen Murphy for an llustrated talk on the Birds of Lough Ree and the Mid-Shannon Callows.

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Irish Heritage - Explored and Explained

Irish Heritage - Explored and Explained

20 August 2022 Loughnavalley

We are excited to bring to you a morning of culture and heritage for National Heritage Week on Saturday, 20th August 11:00 - 14:00, here on the Hill of Uisneach. Two extremely interesting topics will be focused on, in the hope that we can learn a little more about our surrounding landscapes - "The Nature of Food" with Kate Egan @ 11:00, followed by; "Field and Place Names" with Dr Aengus Finnegan @ 13:30.

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Visit the grounds of Killua Castle

Visit the grounds of Killua Castle

13, 20 August Clonmellon

Enjoy the grounds of Killua Castle. The Castle was built in the 18th / early 19th century and was the home of the family of Lawrence of Arabia. It lay in ruins for over 60 years before being masterfully restored and brought back to life over the last 20 years.

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Guided Woodland Walk

Guided Woodland Walk

21 August 2022 Castlepollard

Join Ecologist Goska Wilkowska for a walk to explore the flora and fauna of a woodland area near Castlepollard. Dress for an outdoor walking event.

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Punch and Judy show at Athlone Castle

Punch and Judy show at Athlone Castle

21 August 2022 Athlone

This popular puppet theatre company will showcase a unique, Irish adaptation of a ‘Punch and Judy’ show. This ‘Punch and Judy’ show tells a story of a very naughty Mr. Punch that is left with the task of minding the baby while Judy gets busy with other important chores. Mr. Punch’s inability to take on the simplest of chores leads to hilarious consequences involving the Gardaí! A must see for all the family.

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Threading the Táin

Threading the Táin

21 August 2022 Loughnavalley

'Threading the Táin’ is a 5 piece stitch tapestry inspired by the Táin Bó Cuailgne, it was created by a team of 6 artists and over 40 volunteers across five counties (Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon) Image above shows (L-R) Longford, Westmeath & Meath's respective panels. Join Artist Claire Delabre, who coordinated the creation of the Westmeath panel for an illustrated discussion on how the piece was made and the story it illustrates.

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Land of Light

Land of Light

25 November - 23 December 2022 Mullingar

Prepare to be wowed … Prepare to be amazed … Prepare to be blown away! The Land of Light Experience is like nothing else in Ireland. Set in the beautiful grounds of Belvedere House, Gardens & Park in County Westmeath, the experience delivers thrills and excitement at every turn.

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