Welcome to Mullingar, the county town of County Westmeath in Ireland. With a population of 20,928 in the 2016 census, Mullingar is the third most populous town in the Midland Region. The town has a rich history, dating back to the 16th century when it became the administrative center for County Westmeath. Originally named Maelblatha, the town takes its modern name from a mill noted in the legend of Colman of Mullingar. Today, Mullingar is a significant commercial location, with a mix of local retailers and chain stores, and branches of the major banks. The town also has a credit union, Mullingar Credit Union (formerly known as St. Colmans House). Mullingar’s main tourist attractions are its lakes – Lough Owel, Lough Derravaragh, and Lough Ennell – which are visited by anglers and the Royal Canal which flows through the town. Also nearby is Belvedere House and Gardens. The town has several hotels, including the Greville Arms Hotel, which has latterly begun creating a mini-museum, and also holds the two Brit awards presented to Niall Horan. James Joyce’s connection with the hotel is marked on the premises. Mullingar is also home to the cathedral of Christ the King Mullingar, the cathedral of the Diocese of Meath. The town is served by Bus Éireann services to Dublin, Athlone, Sligo, Cavan, Tullamore, and Ballina. Mullingar station is served by national rail company Iarnród Éireann’s Arrow commuter services to Dublin and InterCity trains to/from Sligo. Mullingar is a hidden gem in Ireland, with a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Come and discover the many treasures of Mullingar and see why this enchanting destination should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

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