Towns & Villages

County Westmeath central location makes it the ideal base for exploring Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. It has some of the most beautiful villages and towns where you will find great food and accommodation options.

Athlone

Athlone

Athlone

Athlone a town divided by the majestic River Shannon has an incomparable combination of natural beauty, waterway wonder, historical fascination and shopping excellence.

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Mullingar

Mullingar

Mullingar

Mullingar is famous for its musical heritage and vibrant culture, it's also an ideal destination for outdoor adventure, with long distance greenways and scenic lakes nearby.

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Tyrrellspass

Tyrrellspass

Tyrrellspass

Tyrrellspass is Georgian village where the village trail will bring you on a exploration its rich and unique Architectural and Historic heritage.

Ballinahown

Ballinahown

Ballinahown

Ballinahown, (Irish: Baile na hAbhainn, translated “Town on the River”) is a rural village in south County Westmeath. The village gets its name as it is located on the River Worm, a tributary of the River Shannon.

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Fore

Fore

Fore

Fore is located just 4km from the town of Castlepollard in North Westmeath, in an area steeped in history, heritage and unique cultural landscapes and a 30 minute drive from Mullingar town.

Moate

Moate

Moate town was once an important marketplace and Quaker village. One of many reasons to visit, the Old Rail Trail is a 43 km Greenway which traces the historic Midlands Great Western Railway line from Athlone to Mullingar via Moate.

Loughnavalley Village

Loughnavalley Village

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Loughnavalley is one of Westmeath's most picturesque villages. Situated in the heart of the village is a quaint local pub: Fox's Pub & Coffeehouse where you will find friendly chat and warm, Irish hospitality.

Castlepollard

Castlepollard

Castlepollard

Castlepollard is a town located in North Westmeath, and is a vibrant, busy town. It is the ideal base for exploring North Westmeath and it's many great attractions and scenic lakes.

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Collinstown

Collinstown

Collinstown village is ideally situated close to the tranquil shores of Lough Lene. This beautiful rural village in north Westmeath has a rich history with plenty to offer a visitor.

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Delvin

Delvin

Delvin village was developed around the manorial castle of Gilbert de Nugent, an associate of Hugh de Lacy, first English Viceroy to Ireland, who also owned the neighbouring Castle of Clonyn situated a few hundred metres from the village centre.

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Ballymore

Ballymore

Ballymore

Ballymore village is located almost half way between Athlone and Mullingar in County Westmeath. The Cattle Drover sculpture on the Fair Green reminds people of the Fairs held in the village during the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan, like Mullingar, is located on the River Brosna – here the river has been harnessed to power the water-wheel of the local distillery. 

Glasson

Glasson

Glasson

The charming village of Glasson, also known as the ‘Village of Roses’ is one of the jewels of Ireland Hidden Heartlands. This gorgeous picturesque village is home to three multi award winning restaurant and bars.

Clonmellon

Clonmellon

Clonmellon

Clonmellon is a small village officially located in Westmeath although on the border of County Meath.

Multyfarnham

Multyfarnham

Multyfarnham

Multyfarnham is home to a Franciscan Abbey which was founded in 1268 and is still active today. Multyfarnham is a beautiful quaint village 5 mins from Lough Owel, one of Irelands most important sites nature conservation.

Kinnegad

Kinnegad

Kinnegad

Kinnegad sits on the Westmeath Meath border, with excellent access to a road network of six different routes. Kinnegad is approx 60km west of Dublin.

Mount Temple

Mount Temple

Mount Temple is a pretty rural village approx. 6km from Moate in Westmeath. It is noted for the stunning Mount Temple Golf Course which is renowned for its large links type greens and undulating fairways.

Castletown Geoghegan

Castletown Geoghegan

Castletown Geoghegan

Castletown Geoghegan is in the south west of County Westmeath, with roads from Kilbeggan, Kinnegad, Loughnavalley and Mullingar all joining at the village. This beautiful rural village is a hub of activity, with lots to offer a visitor.

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Raharney

Raharney

Raharney

Raharney is a small village in southern County Westmeath close to the Meath boarder. The Deel is crossed in the village by a stone arch bridge that was renovated under a famine relief scheme in 1848.

Rochfortbridge

Rochfortbridge

Rochfortbridge

Rochfortbridge can trace its roots back to 590AD. The village once had close connections to the Bord na Mona bog, Derrygreenagh Park was built to house the workers in Rochfortbridge.

Milltownpass

Milltownpass

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Milltownpass is a small village but it has at its heart an active, vibrant community. The village has an interesting heritage in that it was one of the first villages in Ireland to have its own electricity supply.