Mullingar receives Purple Flag Status .
Purple Flag is the “Gold Standard” for a town centre at night. Purple Flag is an international accreditation that certifies towns that are vibrant, safe, appealing, well managed and offer a positive experience to customer.
The royal canal that encircles Mullingar.
Mullingar Irish( An Muileann gCearr, meaning “the left-handed mill”) is the capital town of Westmeath and the administrative headquarters of the county. The town had a tradition of cattle-trading up until 2003, when the cattle market was closed for development of a mixed commercial and residential scheme.
Mullingar is ideally located on the axis of the Dublin-Sligo N4 artery and is less than an hour from Dublin. Mullingar is a thriving business, administrative and industrial centre.
has a population of approximately 19,770 (which includes Mullingar urban and rural district (source: Census 2011). Mullingar is an attractive place to visit or to live and work. It owes much of its prominence to its central location. The M50, Dublin’s orbital route, is only a 50 minute drive since the opening of the new M4 motorway and Sligo to the West is only a 90 minute drive, allowing easy access to Dublin airport, the port tunnel and the city centre itself.
If you like the outdoor life, Mullingar is set amidst stunning lakes and inland waterways; there are three major lakes all within a ten minute drive from town.
The lakes of mullingar and the surrounding area are famous for trout fishing .
It is just a few minutes from Mullingar where all manner of activities and festivities and fetes and festivals.
The Cathedral of Christ the King.
is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. It is situated near the centre of Mullingar near to the Royal Canal, a great place to walk or cycle.
The museum at Mullingar Cathedral is home to vestments that were worn by St Oliver Plunkett; a ring belonging to Marie Antoinette; and the mosaic murals in the Cathedral itself are the work of the famed Russian artist, Bori .
Sir John Betjeman visited the area – and wrote a poem here;
Ginger Man author JP Donlevy still lives here.