Cloon Lara is one of Mullingar’s most sought after places for property, mainly due to the fact that it’s on the cusp of Mullingar town; so it’s close enough to all the facilities while being at the entrance of the countryside.
For the past 150 years and longer, the people of Killucan and Rathwire have enjoyed the benefits of a local Post Office and Friday last, 1 October, was an emotional one for many locals with the local Post Mistress, Margaret Mulligan retiring after so many years of dedicated service.
Two Nigerian women, living in Mullingar, who had been found guilty of human trafficking offences following a six weeks trial at Mullingar Circuit Criminal Court which ended in mid-June, received prison sentences of more than five years at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday of last week. They were the first people in Ireland to be convicted of such offences.
“We all suffered for two years so it’s really important that we get to come out and have a laugh,”says Ross Brunton, who runs the comedy club in Columbia, Mullingar and who says one of his claims to fame is that he gave Conor Moore his first gig.
On a hugely dramatic final day in the Westmeath Senior Football Championship last Sunday, Mullingar Shamrocks eked out a narrow victory over Shandonagh to qualify for the quarter-finals. In the process they relegated Shandonagh to the intermediate grade for 2022.
The Government’s new multi-billion National Development Plan, launched on Monday of this week, 4 October, focuses on a major enhancement of the railway service between Mullingar and Dublin, with good prospects of the construction of a second rail line, news that is already being warmly welcomed.