What You Can See & Do in Westmeath

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Ciara Whelan and Jon Slattery, The Holiday Show TV3

"Jon and I went to Westmeath for the most recent series, and it was fantastic. Before that the only thing that would have prompted me to go to Westmeath for a weekend would have been maybe a hen party.
We were up really early one absolutely freezing morning to go out on a lake on a boat. As we walked towards the water, the sun was just rising and it was spectacular. If you'd experienced that in somewhere like South Africa you'd be bowled over, gushing about the experience. But when these things are on your doorstep, we don't always appreciate them in the same way.
What an under-rated county! It's beautiful with plenty to do and see. The people are so nice there too, that really makes such a difference. Westmeath is most certainly my recently-discovered hidden gem”.
Kingdom of Sports - Kingdom of Sports is a fun new leisure activity open to all ages and level of ability. In this non contact skills challenge, test your ability against your friends in the Kingdom of Sports arena. The Arena contains 10 different sports all in their own self contained sections with slopped floors and conveyor belts to return all equipment as needed. The fun doesn’t stop with just sports they also offer an upstairs viewing Café, Pool, Foosball and Big Screen TV | Tel: +353 44 9313000 

Belvedere House, Gardens and Park - Eighteenth century estate with fully restored Georgian House, Victorian Walled Garden and 160 acre lakeside estate. Famous for the numerous romantic follies in the grounds including the jealous wall. Belvedere is open year round with a full calendar of events | Tel: 044-93-49060 

Golf - Bloomfield House Hotel is surrounded by Heart of Ireland Golf Courses. In this Golfer’s paradise, you’ll be spoilt for choice | Mullingar Golf Club - Tel: 044-93-48366   

Mullingar Greyhound Stadium - This is one of the leading night time entertainment venues in the Midlands. Racing every Thursday and Saturday | Tel:  044-93-48348

Kilbeggan Races - The Kilbeggan formula is made for fun, friendship and atmosphere. (Seasonal) | Tel: 057-93-32176

Locke's Distillery - This is the oldest small pot still whiskey distillery remaining in Ireland, Locke's Distillery produced whiskey for over 200 years. | Tel: 057-93-32134 

Great Shopping - Mullingar town boasts a superb selection of boutiques and a series of shopping centers and has attracted leading retailers such as Marks and Spencers, Dorothy Perkins, Tesco, Penneys, Boots and Dunnes Stores.

Mullingar Arts Centre - Theatre events include Drama, Concerts, Recitals, Opera and Children’s shows | Tel: 044-93-47777

Bike Hire - Bloomfield House Hotel is located on a new looped cycling route. Enjoy the fresh air, peace and tranquility. Take in the views of Lough Ennell, relax at Lilliput amenity area or visit Belvedere House and Gardens. 

Equestrian - Day trips, tuition in flatwork & Show jumping | Tel: 044-93-48331

Paintball & Laser Games - Paintball is a game played in a forest much like a friendly battle. Laser Tag Games Mobile Units are available and can be arranged at Bloomfield House Hotel. Paintball Strictly 16yrs and over. Laser Tag Strictly 8yrs and over.             Tel: 044-93-34966

Spa and Laser Clinic - Slip into the the Spa Universe of Germaine de Capuccini & Ógra and discover the most incredible and unprecedented sensations where mind, body and spirit enjoy unforgettable pleasurable experiences. Discounts available for residents | Tel: 044 93 40894

Health and Leisure Club – Residents have full use of the Leisure Club. Enjoy full use of the 20 metre deck level swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and the spacious fully equipped gym | Tel: 044-93-40894 or 044-93-49305

Free Kids Club - during all school holidays, midterms and on the weekends               Tel: 044-93-40894

Mullingar IMC - Mullingar 6 screen cinema | Tel: 044-93-85800

Tullynally Castle Gardens - Guided tours take in the splendid Victorian kitchens and laundries, complete with all their equipment. (Castle tours by appointment only). The gardens, like the castle are on a magnificent scale, taking in nearly 12 acres.  For children, there is also an Adventure Trail leading to the lower lake, and for those who wish to take the gardens more slowly, there is an assortment of delightful, ornamental summer houses and seats, each offering a different view | Tel: 044-96-61159 (Castlepollard)

Fore Abbey and the Seven Wonders - In a tranquil, green valley in the   village of Fore, visitors can view the site where St. Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th century. Visitors will also find one of the 18 Fore Crosses, which are spread out over 10km on roadways and in fields | Tel: 044-96-61780 (Fore)

Lilliput Pitch and Putt - The course is spectacularly set in the heart of the midlands overlooking Lough Ennell. Groups and families catered for with golf clubs, pencils and score cards provided | Tel:  (087) 126 6214

Lilliput Jonathan Swift Amenity Park | Tel: 044-92-26141 (Lough Ennell, Mullingar)

Angling - Bloomfield is surrounded by some of the countries prime angling waters. There is access direct from the hotel to Lough Ennell. Boat Hire, Permits and Gillie Service available | Tel: 044-93-48650