Mornington House Luxury Manor House Accommodation

Co. Westmeath, Ireland

T: +353 44 9372191

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Lough Crew Cairn

Activities and Attractions in Westmeath

Westmeath, with its charming landscape of rolling hills, sparkling lakes and waterways, has many attractions for the discerning tourist wanting to get a break from the pressures of daily life. Agriculture and farming are the prime industries in Mullingar.

Here are some suggestions of what you can do when you visit Mornington. There are many interesting historical and cultural sites in the midlands. Tee times can be pre-booked for golfers; and ghillies and boats arranged for fishermen.

There are number of trails which can be followed by cycle or car around the area.

Local Distilleries

Tullamore Dew, Tullamore
Kilbeggan Distillery, Kilbeggan - the oldest Distillery in the world

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Tullynally Castle Gardens

Fore Abbey

The village of Fore is in a valley between two hills. Here you will see the ancient ruins of a Christian monastery. Fore is 'the town of the springs' and was named after St. Fechin's spring, which is beside the old church. It was St. Fechin who founded the ancient Fore Abbey around 630 A.D. By 665 A.D. (the time of the yellow plague) there were 300 monks living in the community. Over looking Lough Lene is Slieveboy hill and 'Gallagher's Moteens' which are Bronze Age graves. These are Cist graves, which succeeded the Communal burial chambers of the New Stone Age.
Address: Fore, County Westmeath. T: +353 (0)44 9661780

Craft

Mullingar Pewter and Genesis Fine Art,The Downs, Mullingar
Michael Casey's Bog Oak Workshop, Barley Harbour, Newtowncashel, Co. Longford.

Day Trips on the Shannon

Athlone Cruisers, Jolly Mariner Marina, Athlone
Rosanna Cruisers, Athlone

Greyhound Racing

Mullingar Greyhound Racing
Longford Greyhound Racing

Heritage

Athlone Castle Interpretative Centre
Fore Abbey
Tullnally Castle, Castlepollard
Dun-na-Si Heritage Park, Moate
Folk Museum, Moate
Ardagh Heritage Centre, Ardagh
Corlea Trackway Centre
Belvedere House & Gardens, Mullingar

Sailing

Mullingar Sailing Club - Address: Lough Owel, Mullingar, County Westmeath,
T: +353 (0)44 9342058
E: milnerk@gofree.indigo.ie
W:www.msail.net

Events

Mullingar Show - Sunday, 9th July 2017

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