Visit North Westmeath

Mullaghmeen Forest

Loch Léinn

Mullaghmeen Forest is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. Along with beech, it also has Sitka spruce, Scots pine and Noble fir and a very interesting native tree collection.

The summit of Mullaghmeen provides magnificent views north across Lough Sheelin and into the neighbouring county of Cavan.

Come in spring for the best displays of woodland flowers notably bluebells. The area is populated with grey squirrels, jays, badgers, foxes, pheasant, rabbit & hares as well as a large selection of song birds.

Mullaghmeen offers three marked loop walks of varying difficulty - perfect for leisurely strolls and fitness fanatics.

Mullaghmeen Forest

Lough Lene is 85 minutes from Dublin, 34 minutes from Mullingar and 13 minutes from Castlepollard.


  • Open throughout the year.
  • Admission free.

Visitor Services

  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • The nearby village of Castlepollard has a selection of shops, cafes and bars

Whitaker Lodge

Moortown, Fore, Co.Westmeath, N91 CA32
Located just a few moments from historic Fore, Whitaker Lodge B&B offers 5 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 people.


Mornington House

Multyfarnham, Co.Westmeath, N91 NX92
Mornington House is an Irish Country Manor offering luxury accommodation and exquisite home cooked food in the heart of the Irish countryside.


Lough Bishop House

Derrynagarra, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath, N91 CPX6
As a working organic farm, Lough Bishop House offers superb farmhouse accommodation in a peaceful yet convenient countryside setting.


Lough Bawn House

Lough Bane, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath, N91EYX4
Dating back to In 1820, Lough Bawn House B&B rests on the shores of the staggeringly beautiful Lough Bane near Collinstown, County Westmeath.


Lake Lodge

Ballinafid, Multyfarnham, Co.Westmeath, N91 Y293
Lake Lodge provides Bord Failte approved, self catering accommodation in a picturesque location on the banks of Lough Owel near Multyfarnham.


Hounslow House

Clonageeragh, Fore, Co.Westmeath, N91 D8CN
Hounslow House B&B is a spacious, 200 year old farmhouse set on wooded heights overlooking Fore and its historic Abbey. Open April - September.


Hotel Castlepollard

The Square, Castlepollard, Co.Westmeath, N91 KWP4
Hotel Castlepollard offers 17 understated guestrooms which are individually decorated with traditional furnishings. All rooms have en- suite bathrooms.


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