Information Westmeath Ireland


General information Westmeath

County Westmeath (Contae na hIarmhí in Irish) was named after the historic kingdom and province of Mide. Westmeath was founded under The Counties of Meath and Westmeath Act of 1543, and is home to the hill of Uisneach, in the medieval Barony of Moycashel, generally accepted as the notional geographical centre of Ireland

Westmeath has plenty of opportunities for anyone who enjoys a splash. Lakes in the county include Lough Derravaragh, Lough Ennell, Lough Cassidy, Lough Lene, Lough Hogg, Lough Owel, Lough Coffey and Lough Ree. Also, the Grand Canal, the Royal Canal, and the River Shannon flow through Westmeath.

Athlone is the county’s biggest town and provides the best wining, dining and nightlife.

Accommodation in Westmeath

Westmeath has the right accommodation option to suit you and your budget. Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hostels, Hotels and Farm Houses are all available for your stay in Westmeath.

Hotels in Westmeath

Hotels in Westmeath contrast the old-world charms of their surroundings by being modern and comfortable, with all of the facilities the contemporary business or leisure guest requires. Hotels include the Prince of Wales in Athlone and Mullingar Arms Hotel.

Bed & Breakfast in Westmeath

Bed & breakfast accommodation in Westmeath provides all the bare necessities needed for a good night’s sleep along with deliciously cooked breakfast to suit your budget. B&B in Westmeath includes names such as Mullingar B&B in the centre of the town.

Westmeath Restaurants

Westmeath restaurants serve traditional Irish favourites as well as dishes from the four corners of the globe. Popular restaurants in Westmeath include the Grand Hotel in Moate and Harry’s in Kinnegad.

Shopping in Westmeath

Athlone Town Centre is perfect for anyone looking to pick up the latest fashions. With over 60 brand names to choose from Athlone Towncentre has something to suit everybody and is conveniently situated in the heart of Athlone just off the M6.

Westmeath Car Rental

Car rentals in Westmeath facilitate cars on rent for a pre defined period and according to budget. Westmeath is served by companies such as Athlone Car Hire, Mullingar Car Hire, Ballymore Car Hire, Glassan Car Hire and Kinnegad Car Hire.

Westmeath Golf

Westmeath has plenty of parkland golf courses, allowing you to practice your swing at the likes of Glasson, Mount Temple and Mullingar Golf Clubs.