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Waking up to Wonderful Westmeath

Westmeath is a beautiful county situated in the midlands region, right at the heart of the Emerald Isle. It is the ideal location for a getaway as there really is something that everyone can enjoy! To make your break extra special, why not stay in a local B&B, where fantastic hospitality and comfort is guaranteed? Westmeath bed and breakfasts are run by traditional Irish hosts whose priority is to make your stay as perfect as possible. They will help to open your eyes to the beauty and magic of this lovely county. What could be better than waking up to wonderful Westmeath?

History and Heritage

History and heritage is an important part of Westmeath. The county was officially established in 1543 and is said to have once been the meeting place of the five ancient provinces of Ireland. Westmeath boasts so many fascinating historical sites including, the 19th century Tullynally Castle, one of Ireland’s largest. It is truly is a sight to behold, surrounded by 12 acres of magnificent walled gardens. The castle overlooks Lough Derryveagh, the legendary lake of the Children of Lir and is bursting with character. Other attractions include Athlone Castle, ancient churches and monastic settlements.

Outdoor Leisure Pursuits

Westmeath also caters for sports enthusiasts, with its famous rivers, lakes and The Royal Canal. It is the ideal destination for boating, water-sports and is regarded as an anglers paradise.  There is an unmatched variety of fish to enjoy and the area’s angling facilities are top-class. A cruise of the River Shannon comes highly recommended as well! Equestrian pursuits and golfing are also popular.

Co. Westmeath is the perfect blend of ancient history and modern culture. The county has a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops and traditional pubs. It’s hard to find fault with this spectacular county as it has it all, from scenic unspoilt beauty to exciting adventures! But don’t just take my word for it, experience it for yourself! 

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Posted: 31 Jul 2014 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

Tags: B&B, Westmeath

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