Intriguing Westmeath football championships get under way

After many months of hoping, guessing and anticipating, the Westmeath football championships are finally set to begin next weekend and there are some major games down for decision in the new-look Westmeath Senior Football Championship.

Despite fire and Covid-19, Dominik’s say: “We’re open next week”

By Claire Corrigan After a disastrous three months’ closure for eateries all over the country due to the Covid-19 lockdown, two Mullingar restauranteurs were...

Mullingar producer’s latest venture raises €410K for live events crews

cBy Claire Corrigan Mullingar's Kim O'Callaghan was one of the executive producers for Saturday night's  ‘Songs from An Empty Room’ which featured a host of...

Dempsey’s dynamos defy the odds to win first Leinster title

During his 21 years at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Luke Dempsey must have thought he’d seen it all, but last Friday’s historic victory in the Br Bosco Cup final at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park, Tullamore represents a new milestone.

Terrifying motoring incident shocked local referee

Mullingar resident and well-known GAA referee, Kenny Gunning was returning home last Wednesday evening, 15 July, when he had a miraculous escape near the town from death or serious injury.

Mullingar traffic hold-ups damaging the town

More than eight months ago, in late October, 2019, when frustration with the new traffic lights situation in Mullingar and new street arrangements...

National Library highlights photographs of local Westmeath life in its collections

The distillery at Kilbeggan, the Belvedere Estate, Biddy Gray’s Crooked­­wood in Mull­ingar; these are just some of the photographs of Westmeath digitised and freely available online from the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

Man-made To Measure: Westmeath man making his mark on the world of men’s fashion

One Westmeath man is putting his own mark on the world of men’s fashion, thanks to the ongoing success of his own clothing line. The...

Man stabbed sixteen times, set alight, and left to die in his home

A young Ballynacargy man with 63 previous convictions was before the Dublin Criminal Court last week.

Local arts need your help!

Theatres and Arts Centres across the country have come together to show support for the National Arts Recovery Plan published recently by the NCFA and Mullingar Arts Centre have stated that they stand together with the NCFA, venues around Ireland and artists and arts workers at this difficult time to ensure the survival of the sector.