Home to 4,000 years of built heritage, wonderful rural communities and stories of heroes, miracles, wonders and worship. Explore Ireland's Ancient East, visit beautiful places and witness for yourself the beauty
of our woodlands, waters and wandering trails.
Tour a majestic castle, visit an ancient monastic settlement or let your imagination go wild at one of many romantic ruins and forgotten follies.
North Westmeath is a place where the community is always in action. Join us for our festivals, our farmers markets and book fairs, our music nights and writing groups. Find a place where you will fit right in and belong. Getting
here is easy, but its leaving us that people find the real challenge.
North Westmeath has accomodation for everyone from the traveller on a shoestring budget to stunning world class luxury. The common theme, these are all family owned and managed businesses. Leave behind the flat sameness of
commercial and embrace the hundreds of different ways you can stay.
Discover 4000 years of history just one hour from Dublin. From our early Neolithic farmers at Loughcrew in nearby Co. Meath to the Celtic Church of St. Féichín of Fore to raiding Vikings, Norman Invaders and then the planter
Anglo Irish Castles & big houses - Visit North Westmeath and explore the Legendary Midlands of Ireland.
Visit a region that is blessed with unspoiled rolling fields, meandering trails and crystal clear waters. Explore an ancient monastic settlement, wander through acres of gorgeous gardens and discover the secrets of the
rugged ruins and forgotten follies that make our towns and villages unique.
Unwind at a destination music festival, rediscover forgotten crafts, walk, cycle or swim to your heart's content and attend authentic fairs and one-off events that celebrate and promote our local cultures, history and traditions.
Settle into a luxurious bed in one of our family owned countryside retreats and arise to the sounds of nature outside your window. Be sure to ask your hosts for their recommendations for the day ahead while you enjoy a
home cooked breakfast.
From intimate music sessions to outdoor theatre, art workshops and unique local events - there is always a reason to visit North Westmeath!
17augAll DayArt Exhibition in St John's ChurchThe restored church will be open during Heritage Week when it will host an exhibition of paintings by a Spanish Artist.
The restored former Church of St John, Clonmellon will be open during Heritage Week when it will host an exhibition of paintings by a renowned Spanish Artist.
The exhibition will be
august 17 (Saturday) - 25 (Sunday)
St John's Church
17augAll DayHeritage Week 2019View the full programme of events taking place across North Westmeath this August!
17augAll DayExplore the Grounds at Killua CastleExplore the grounds of Killua Castle, former residence of the Chapman family with links to T.E. Lawrence and Sir Walter Raleigh.
Explore the grounds of Killua Castle, former residence of the Chapman family with links to T.E. Lawrence and Sir Walter Raleigh.
The castle grounds include an impressive folly, a 19th C
23augAll DayGuided Tours of Tullynally Castle (Booking Required)As part of Heritage Week, enjoy a tour of Tullynally Castle on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th August.
A chance to go beyond the big red doors and see inside this privately owned Castle not open to the public. Go back in time and hear about swashbuckling adventures
august 23 (Friday) - 24 (Saturday)
24aug12:00 pmBeehive Mausoleum & Associated Story TellingFreestanding beehive-shaped mausoleum, built c.1835. With remains of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough House in grounds of St. John the Baptist's Church of Ireland, southwest of Delvin.
Freestanding beehive-shaped mausoleum, built c.1835. With remains of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough House in grounds of St. John the Baptist's Church of Ireland, southwest of Delvin.
The Beehive Mausoleum is an
(Saturday) 12:00 pm
St John the Baptist Church