Great Escapers

  • Cycle Loop 1

    30 Kilometres | 2-3 Hours

    Start: An Muileann Cearr – Mullingar

    This looped cycle route takes you north of Mullingar around Lough Owel.

  • Fishing at lough Owel


    Mullingar is surrounded by large and prolific limestone lakes.It is the lake district of Ireland Our lakes include include Lough Owell, Ennell, Mount Dalton and Sheelin. The river angler can fish along the Inny, Brosna and Deel. Open season extends March to September.

  • Lough Boora

    For centuries Lough Boora has given humans shelter, warmth and a unique contact with the forces of the natural world. History, ancient and modern, is around you and under your feet when you visit Lough Boora.

  • Scragh bog just outside Mullingar Westmeath

    Scragh Bog Nature Reserve

    Conservation of Beauty and Wildlife. Widely known as the Lakeland of Ireland, Westmeath is home to one of the few remaining acidic raised bogs in Europe. Scragh Bog Nature Reserve is located close to the picturesque setting of Lough Owel  and just outside Mullingar off  the N4. This  is possibly the best illustration in Ireland of the transition from alkaline fen to acidic raised bog.

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