Recieve FREE Greyhound Racing Tickets with the Bloomfield Hotel & Mullingar Greyhound Racing Special Offer.
Mullingar Greyhound Racing Stadium is firmly established as one of the leading entertainment venues in the Midlands. The Greyhound Stadium offers a panoramic view of all the racing action, 2 superb licensed bars, restaurant and snack bar facilities. Ideal for social and corporate outings with packages to suit all tastes. Families welcome, group discounts available. Mullingar stadium provides thrilling dog racing action every Thursday and Saturday night.
Opening Times : Racing Every Thursday & Saturday. Doors open 6.30pm.
Special Greyhound Racing and Accommodation packages available at Bloomfield House Hotel.
With the distinction of being the only racecourse in Ireland where horse racing is over jumps under National Hunt rules, and with a recent €2.5 million upgrade, Kilbeggan Racecourse in County Westmeath is staking its claim as one of the best-loved courses in the country.
The racecourse is perfectly designed to ensure that you can get up close to the action or observe in comfort from the Pavilion Bar, or, should the mood take you, head along to the tented bar with live music on the hill overlooking the racecourse. The bars are a great place to mix with the locals and you’ll never be stuck for conversation.
The feature race of the year, the €50,000 Midland's Grand National, is staged in mid-July and has quickly become one of the biggest summer race meetings in the country. A huge social occasion - 50,000 people a year can’t be wrong!
Kilbeggan Races - An evening of fun at Kilbeggan Races is one of the most enjoyable experiences. The Kilbeggan formula is made for fun, friendship and atmosphere.
Special Horse Racing and Accommodation packages available at Bloomfield House Hotel.
Friday 3rd May
Friday 17th May
Sunday 2nd June
Monday 24th June
Friday 19th July
Saturday 10th August
Friday 23rd August
Friday 6th September
Evening Meeting (E)
Please note that race times may be subject to change
The oldest licensed distillery in the world. Take a step back in time and visit the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Established in 1757, triple distilled malt whiskey was produced in Kilbeggan for over two hundred years. Now open as museum, guided tours follow the process from the grinding of the grain to the casking of the final product. Learn about the lives and the working conditions of the people who worked here. Peer down into the 28ft deep solid oak vats to where the yeast and worts fermented. Look as the 19th century water wheel drives the restored machinery. Watch as the cooper tightens the hoops of the oak casks. Stroll through the bonded warehouse and let the aroma of maturing whiskey arouse your senses.
At the end of the guided tour, you are treated to a complimentary sample of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey.
Tullynally has been owned by the Pakenhams, later Earls of Longford, since the 17th century. The original house was remodelled by the 2nd Earl as a huge rambling gothic revival castle in the early 1800’s.
Terraced lawns around the castle overlook superb 18th century parkland. The adjoining woodland gardens and walled gardens date largely from the same period and encompass a grotto of eroded limestone from nearby Lough Derravaragh and two ornamental lakes. The present owners have added Chinese gardens, and a local sculptor has made fantastic woodcarvings. The walled gardens have extensive flower borders and a avenue of giant 200 year old Irish yews. A woodland walk leads to the lower lake past plantings of giant lilies, camellias and rhododendrons. Garden and Tearooms Opening Hours - April to September, Thursday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays and Heritage Week) 11am to 6pm
The village of Fore is in a valley between two hills. Here you will see the ancient ruins of a Christian monastery. Fore is “the town of the springs” and was named after St. Fechin’s spring, which is beside the old church. It was St. Fechin who founded the ancient Fore Abbey around 630 A.D. By 665 A.D. (the time of the yellow plague) there were 300 monks living in the community.
Between 771 and 1169 A.D. Fore was burnt 12 times.
An important aspect of Fore is the “Fore Crosses” one of which is in the village of Fore. There are 18 crosses; some crosses are plain whilst others are carved. They are spread out over 10km on roadways and in fields and bear witness to religious persecution during penal times.
Over looking Lough Lene is Slieveboy hill and “Gallagher’s Moteens” which are Bronze Age graves. These are Cist graves, which succeeded the Communal burial chambers of the New Stone Age.
Address: Fore, County Westmeath. Telephone: +353 (0)44 9661780
A sense of antiquity prevails as one enters the gates of Ballinlough. Perched on a hill overlooking two lakes, the 17th century castle is the home of Sir John and Lady Nugent. The gardens were restored in 1994, and are now open to the public, together with the lakeside and woodland walks. The walled garden is divided into four walled sections. On view are herbaceous borders, a grass tennis court, lily pond, rose garden, a herb and soft fruit garden and a well stocked orchard. From the walled gardens, a white door leads to the lakeside walks with the charming water garden and its rustic summerhouse. The walk around the lake affords dramatic views of the castle and its demense.
Following extensive renovations the County Hall was transformed into the Mullingar Arts Centre which opened officially on November 19th 1998 with the first programme of events being launched in February 1999.
The Arts Centre provides workshops in Art, Music, Dance/Ballet, Crafts, Drama ( for adults, children, disadvantaged and those with special needs). The Centre is all inclusive. During 1999 all art forms were presented in the Centre and the Centre proved to be a focal point for arts in the midlands in a short space of time.
The ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl Entertainment Centre’ is 22,500 square feet of pure fun for people of all ages. Based in Mullingar town, a short distance from Bloomfield House Hotel, Rock ‘n’ Bowl Bowling Alley and Jungle Joes Kids soft play is a welcome addition to the midlands entertainment scene.
Rock ‘n’ Bowl Ten Pin Bowling and Jungles Joes Kids Play is the ultimate in family fun, and wants to host your day out. So if your looking for state of the art bowling facilities, indoor kids play, family fun, entertainment for kids adults & teenagers, school tour packages, fundraising ideas, corporate nights out, or just something different to do in Westmeath, make Rock ‘n’ Bowl your number one choice.
Rock ‘n’ Bowl Ten Pin Bowling
Open 7 days a week, 10am till 10pm
Welcome to the first ever Mullingar's first ever bowling alley. Say good bye to boring rainy afternoons, days wondering what to do, where to bring the family on a day out and say hello to the newest and most exciting arrival to the Midland’s entertainment circuit…Let me introduce you to ‘Rock ‘n’ Bowl’.
•Rock ‘n’ Bowl offers 10 lanes of waiting for you to make your lucky strike.
•Fully computerized Scoring system on large LCD screens.
•We cater for up to 6 people per lane at any one time.
•Packages for large groups / parties and functions available
•No age restrictions, bowling balls sizes for both Kids and Adults.
•Specially designed bowling rails which allow all abilities to aim and bowl
•Glow in the Dark Bowling with Automated Bumpers
•Big comfy couches designed specifically to enhance and enjoy your bowling party experience
•Organised Bowling Leagues for the budding novice and up and coming professionals.
Jungle Joes Kids Soft Play
Open 7 Days a week, 11am till 6pm
•Adventure Jungle Themed Kids Play Area
•Designated area for Toddlers and kids up to 2 years, 3-5 years and
•A huge variety of play equipment, including big astral & spiral slides, indoor football pitch, tee-piece crawl, mouse hole maze, vertical squeezers, rope bridges, punch bags, block climb, twizzler, ball pools, slung net, spider web net, aerial runway and lots, much more...
•Special morning prices for Mother and Toddlers
•Large Screen TV’s for you to catch up on your favourite soap, news or sport.
Kids Go Karts
Open 7 days a week, 11am till 6pm
Get your little Michael Schumacher to a great start at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl, Go-kart for Kids racing circuit. Specially designed for kids, 6-12 year, is any baby speed demons dream come true.
American Style Pool and Amusements
Test your pool skills with our brand new American Style Pool Tables along. After sinking the black, choose to play from a variety of other games and amusements including air hockey, driving simulators or classic ‘shoot ‘em up’ to name but a few.
Discounted Rates for Bloomfield House Hotel residents.
Rock 'n' Bowl & Jungle Joe's, Ten Pin Bowling & Kid's Play, Lynn Rd., Mullingar, Co.Westmeath phone 044 9333300 email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Farm-Based Activity Centre, on the Westmeath/ Longford border, offering an exciting day in the country for School Groups, Summer Camps, Private Parties, etc. They provide a wide variety of activities to suit all age groups, and will structure your day to suit your age group, abilities and requests, whilst still allowing you to enjoy the freedom and spontaneity of a day on the farm.
Barradrum Farm was established in 2008 and covers about 100 acres of field and forest, in Streete village, close to the Westmeath/Longford border. About 250 sheep (depending on the season) live in the surrounding fields. The School Tours and camps are made all the more exciting by the demands of the sheep - their care doesn’t stop when the groups arrive!
Hens and Stags can choose from any of the packages available below or call Outdoor Discovery to mix and match some of the activities.
Whitewater Tubing (1/2 day) (April - Sept)
Whitewater Rafting (1/2 day) (Oct-March)
Whitewater Kayaking (1/2 day)
A guided Kayaking or Canoeing tour of Lough Ree or the Royal Canal (1/2 day)
Aqua Sphereing + Archery Tournament
Hen / Stag Challenges (Range of cool exciting team games that will test the smartest of you!)
All 1/2 day activities are €45 euro and discounts are available for groups greater than 15.
One of the unique services offered for Groups groups, are personalised webpages for booking activities on line. Outdoor Discovery upload pictures of the hen/stag to the personalised web page making it easy and unique for the organisers.
For further information and a ful list of activities visit www.outdoordiscovery.ie