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Cities in County Westmeath, Ireland
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Athlone15 Mullingar15
Info about County Westmeath, Ireland
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Write an intro paragraph about this State/region. Why should members come? What can they expect, travel wise and Hospitality Club wise? County Westmeath (Irish: Contae na hIarmhí) is a county situated in the Irish Midlands. It is popularly called the "Lake County" in the western part of the province of Leinster. The county was once part of the ancient province of Meath and later of County Meath, this association was ended in 1543 when County Westmeath was created under the Counties of Meath and Westmeath Act. --------------------------------------------------------- Notable Westmeath people include Michael O'Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, and Joe Dolan, a famous Irish singer.

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Please just make a simple list separated by commas here - more info in the Travel Guide. Mullingar is the urban and county administrative centre, while being the largest urban district of the county. Athlone, Moate, Kilbeggan, and Castlepollard are also important commerce and marketing centres within the county.------------------------------------------------- The county is famous for its cattle, lakes such as Lough Derravaragh, Lough Ennell, Lough Lene, Lough Owel and Lough Ree, pewter such as Mullingar Pewter, scenery, the canal. There is Locke´s Distillery in Kilbeggan which is famous for its whiskey. Tullynally Castle, Castlepollard, was the home of the Packenham family for 350 years. It is still inhabited by a family. It also has a garden of 12 ha. complete with 200 year old Irish yew trees. It also has an ornate Chinese garden with a pagoda and a Tibetan garden of waterfalls and streams. Fore Abbey is the only Benedictine remains in Ireland from 630 A.D. It was founded by St. Fechin and is associated with the "Seven Wonders of Fore". ----------------------------------------------------------

Neighbor regions/States: Please add links here. This way members can quickly surf around. Roscommon, Offaly, Longford, Meath, Cavan. It is one hour from Dublin and three hours from Cork and Belfast. -----------------------------------------------------------

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Edited by: derick on 27.05.2007
Last postings about County Westmeath Ireland from other users
sylvoonia wrote:

Clonmacnoise 20 km-monastic site from 12th century. That's real Ireland! In Athlone there is the oldest pub in the world called Sean's Bar.

paulbrowne2004 wrote:

noting touristy

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