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Top things to do in County Westmeath

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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a... more » Owner description: No trip to the midlands is complete without a visit to the Derryglad Folk Museum, which is hidden in south Roscommon in a land of lakes and rivers.The collection deals with Farm & Folk life in Ireland from the 18th century to the recent past.The museum is privately owned and run by the Finneran Family and houses a unique 25 year collection of over 5,000 items. These include; horse-drawn machinery restored to the original working order, tradesmans tools and buttermaking equipment. For those with an interest in the lifestyle of bygone days, the Museum hosts laundry memorabilia, old and rare washing machines, 1930’s old-style thatched bar & grocery, old-style sheep shears, radios, gramophones and a large collection of 78rpm records, shop dockets and bill-heads, sports display McCormacks photography room where the contents include dark rooms finishing r D & P line, camara’s enlargers and B & W colour processors. as well as much, much more.Derryglad Folk Museum is an ideal destina­tion for school tours, ICA Guilds, Ladies Clubs, Farming Groups, Vintage Clubs, Historical So­cieties, Day Care Centres and many more « less
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Viking Tours (Athlone)
Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Ships; Landmarks
Owner description: Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or... more » Owner description: Come back 1,200 years and join the Vikings on a replica Viking Ship. Cruise up the River Shannon to Lough Ree (1hr 15min) or down river to the monastic settlement and round tower of Clonmacnoise (1hr 30min one way). Experience the religous and Viking history attached to this area. Hear live commentry on Viking hoardes, on the beauty of the river, its flora, fauna, bird and fish life. Fun and excitement for all the family...Departs from Athlone Castle and tickets are available on board. « less
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Tours; Specialty Museums; Distilleries
Owner description: Right in the heart of Ireland lies the town of Kilbeggan, home to the world’s oldest distillery, established in 1757. It is... more » Owner description: Right in the heart of Ireland lies the town of Kilbeggan, home to the world’s oldest distillery, established in 1757. It is the quintessential Irish whiskey distillery – whitewashed walls, weathered slate roof, brick chimney stack, creaking timber water wheel, even regular ghost sightings. This is no mere “visitor centre” but a real working distillery run by a team of young enthusiastic craftspeople (and a few wise old heads too), skilled in the traditional ways of making Irish whiskey. Open 7 days (except during Christmas and New Year). On-site Restaurant. Whiskey Bar. Gift Shop. Free parking. « less
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Sean's Bar (Athlone)
Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Bar/ Clubs; Performances; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Athlone Castle (Athlone)
Ranked #5 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the... more » Owner description: This imposing castle was originally built in 1210 for England's King John. The newly renovated space offers visitors the chance to explore 8 new exhibits that tell the story of the castle and the town of Athlone on the banks of the River Shannon. « less
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Equestrian Trails
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #14 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
Category: Hiking Trails; Trails
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St. Munna's Church (Mullingar)
Ranked #15 of 16 attractions in County Westmeath
  • Gem 11/25/2013
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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