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Guided Boat Trips and Wildlife Tours of beautiful Lough Ennell

Allard Midland Lake Tours

A day of adventure and exploration for all the family.
 
Explore the beautiful bays and islands of Ireland's most beautiful Loughs with an expert ecology guide in a traditional lake boat. 
 
Your guide Brendan, a former Marine Biologist, will entertain you with fascinating facts and information about this beautiful Lough and the animals that call it home.
 
Tours start on the shores of Lough Ennell at BloomfieldHouse Hotel.
 
 For a detailed tour itinerary, tour location and to book a tour contact Brendan.
 
Tel: +353 87 7926624 | Email: Allard.laketours@yahoo.ie | Web: www.laketours.ie
 

Mullingar Greyhound Stadium

Free Passes to Mullingar Greyhound Racing when you book your stay at Bloomfield House Hotel. Enter the Voucher code GREYHOUNDS when making your booking. Greyhound racing every Thursday and Saturday night only. (Friday and Saturday during December). Passes only valid during your stay at Bloomfield House Hotel.

Firmly established as one of the leading entertainment venues in the Midlands, Mullingar Greyhound Stadium offers a panoramic view of all the racing action, 3 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.

Opening Times: Racing Every Thursday & Saturday | Doors open 6.50pm.

Special Greyhound Racing and Accommodation packages available at Bloomfield House Hotel.

Ballinderry, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Tel: +353 (0) 44-93-48348 | Fax: +353 (0) 44-93-42362
Email: info@mullingargreyhoundstadium.ie | Web: www.igb.ie/mullingar


Kilbeggan Races

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.

2014 Race Meetings 

Friday 25th April (E) at 5.30pm
Friday 16th May (E) at 5.40pm
Sunday 1st June at 2.45pm 
Family Day Fun Day
Monday 23rd June (E) at 6.00
Friday 18th July (E) at 6.00pm 
Midlands National & Best Dressed Ladies Competition 
Saturday 9th August (E) at 5.30pm 
Best Dressed Ladies Competition
Friday 22nd August (E) at 5.05pm
Friday 5th September (E) at 4.35pm

Please note that race times may be subject to change

Address: Kilbeggan, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)57-9332176 
Fax: +353 (0)57-9332125 
E-mail: info@kilbegganraces.com | Web: www.kilbegganraces.com


Kilbeggan Distillery Experience

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 a 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 which 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.

Main Street, Kilbeggan, County Westmeath

Tel: +353 (0)57 9332134 | Email: info@lockesdistillerymuseum.ie  Web: www.kilbeggandistillery.com

Tullynally Castle Gardens

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 an 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 & Tea Rooms Opening Hours: 19th April 2014 to the end of September 2014, Thursday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays and Heritage Week) 11am to 6pm. (Groups can be catered for outside of these times on request)

Castlepollard, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)44 9661159 | Fax: +353 (0)44 9661856
E-mail: valeriepakenham@eircom.net | Web: www.tullynallycastle.com


Fore Abbey

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


Mullingar Arts Centre

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.

Address: Lower Mount Street, Mullingar, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)44 9347777 | E-mail: dhart@westmeathcoco.ie
Web: www.mullingarartscentre.ie


Rock ‘n’ Bowl Ten Pin Bowling Alley & Kids Soft Play

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 - 10pm
Welcome to Mullingar's first ever bowling alley. Say good bye to boring rainy afternoons and days spent 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.

Tel: +353 (0) 44 9333300 | Email: info@rocknbowl.ie


Jungle Joes Kids Soft Play

Open 7 Days a week | 11am - 6pm

•Adventure Jungle Themed Kids Play Area
•Designated area for Toddlers and kids up to 2 years, 3-5 years and
6-12yrs old
•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.

Tel: +353 (0) 44 9333300 | Email: info@rocknbowl.ie


Kids Go Karts

Open 7 days a week | 11am till 6pm
Get your little Michael Schumacher off to a great start at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl Go-kart for Kids racing circuit. Specially designed for kids (6-12 year) this is every baby speed demons dream come true.

Tel: +353 (0) 44 9333300 | Email: info@rocknbowl.ie


American Style Pool and Amusements

Test your pool skills with our brand new American Style Pool Tables. 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

Tel: +353 (0) 44 9333300 | Email: info@rocknbowl.ie


Westmeath Royal Canal Greenway Cycling & Walking Trail

Westmeath County Council in cooperation with Waterways Ireland have developed 32.3km length of the royal canal towpath as a walking & cycling route.
The route provides the necessary safe, off road cycling & walking infrastructure that will encourage and promote increased cycling and walking activity in Westmeath.  
The cycle track is a great attraction for cyclists, families and tourists alike.
The route is rated as ‘Easy’ and suitable for ‘Infrequent Cyclists’.
 
Suggested Routes
Mullingar to Coolnahay Harbour  (10.5km)
Mullingar to Thomastown Bridge  (17.8km)
Coolnahay to Meath Boundary  (32.3km)
 
Tel: 044 9332000

Clara Bog Nature Reserve & Clara Bog Visitor Centre

Clara Bog is perhaps the best remaining example of midland raised bog in Western Europe. It has been said that you can experience ten thousand years of history in the ten square miles that accommodate Clara Bog.

Clara Bog also contains fine examples of hummocks, hollows, lawns, pools and flushes; all classic components of a raised bog.
 
The centre offers guided walks and educational activities for adults and children.
 
Tel: 057 9368878 | Email: claraguides@ahg.gov.ie

Pollard Karting

Enjoy the thrills of indoor karting

At Pollard Karting in Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, anyone can enjoy the thrill of Karting on our exciting circuit that combines indoor and outdoor racing. You can be young or old, male or female.  Karting is one of the fastest growing activities in Ireland and will certainly have your adrenalin pumping whether you chose our "Arrive & Drive" format or the  "Grand Prix" which is ideal for larger groups.
 
Either way all you have to do is make a booking and turn up. Our trained staff take care of the rest.
 
Address: Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath
Tel: +353 (0) 44 9661674 or (087)1266213 | Email: www.pollardkarting.com
  

Outdoor Discovery Adventure Company, Ballymahon

Hens and Stags can choose from any of the packages available below or call Outdoor Discovery to mix and match some of the activities.

Activity packages

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 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.

Tel: +353906400111. Email: office@outdoordiscovery.ie
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