With rolling fields, magical forests, crystal clear lakes and beautiful gardens - North Westmeath is an ideal place to reconnect your soul with nature.
Experience the magic of the medieval abbey at Fore. Follow a woodland trail and discover further treasures hidden in the Irish countryside.
The crystal clear waters of Lough Lene are the perfect habitat for all kinds of wildlife.
Walk through the grounds of a working priory and see a life-size recreation of the stations of the cross, before spending some time in the meditation garden.
Take a gentle stroll through the largest planted beech forest in Ireland.
Wander through acres of beautifully maintained gardens and park-lands.
We have hand picked some events that we think may be of interest to you.
20jul11:00 amShamanic Drumming CircleA non-musical event where participants send out prayers and intentions to the universe on the heartbeat of a drum.
The Purple Raven Gallery hosts monthly Drumming Circles where participants can send out prayers and intentions to the universe on the heartbeat of the drum. The gallery has plenty of
(Saturday) 11:00 am
Purple Raven Art Gallery & Craft Centre
03aug11:00 amHawaiian Ho’oponopono Healing MantraOlive Mac Donagh will explain and work with the beautiful ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono healing prayer/mantra.
Olive Mac Donagh will explain and work with the beautiful ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono healing prayer/mantra, which some may be familiar with. Coffee and cake afterwards. Donation box towards the coffees
14aug6:00 pmA Race Around The ParkThe annual evening 5k race from Castlepollard to the Castle and back.
The annual race from Castlepollard to the Castle and back, sponsored by North Westmeath Athletics Club. Events and prizes for all ages. Register at Hotel Castlepollard at 6pm. Entry seniors
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm
18aug12:00 pmThe Art of History
Meet artists from across the centuries & learn about their crafts. Design your crest, illuminate a word. Meet the talented people who lived in Fore and try a craft.
(Sunday) 12:00 pm
Steeped in history, the Franciscan Friars have been here for 750 years. The restored abbey is beautiful in its simplicity. The gardens are wonderful and tranquil. - Multyfarnham Friary
Tie a ribbon or a piece of cloth to the tree where it is claimed St Fechin used to pray. - Fore
Gardens were beautifully kept. The church was old with lots of modern stained glass and other touches. Built of a dark stone and clearly a much loved and working church. - Multyfarnham Friary
A gem off the beaten track, well worth a visit for a walk around the gardens. Also the connection with the Myth of the Children of Lir as Tullynally translates as the Hill of the Swans. - Tullynally