Saturday, December 5, 2020


‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ good for local tourism

Hollywood’s latest romantic comedy Wild Mountain Thyme starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as star-crossed lovers – and farmers – made headlines last week with many saying that the pair's accents were well off the mark.

“I hope to get home for Christmas,” says Niall Horan

It’s been a fantastic start to the month for big-hearted Niall Horan who played a live streamed gig from the stunning Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night.

Shock as Foley steps down as GAA Chairman

There was widespread shock across the GAA community in Westmeath when it was learned this week that Billy Foley is to step down as County Board Chairman at the upcoming County Convention.

Westmeath ladies overcome Louth to reach All-Ireland Intermediate semi-final

Two goals in the opening five minutes of the second half were the crucial scores as Westmeath ladies senior football team overcame Louth to book their place in the All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship semi-final.

Mullingar Celtic FC launch fundraiser in aid of Good2Talk Westmeath

Good2Talk Westmeath are one of the very many local charities whose fundraising projects have been decimated by the ongoing Covid crisis.

Councillors offer ideas on drawing more shoppers to Mullingar

Unanimous support was voiced by Council members at Monday’s meeting of of the Municipal District of Mullingar-Kinnegad for retaining six days of free parking, and if possible extending it further.

Many happy memories recalled at Mary Coyle’s retirement party

“I saw our school as a family, and I was the Mammy!” said a very proud Mary Coyle as she stepped down as Principal of Castlepollard Community College after 11 years at the helm.

Third person arrested in relation to major drugs and guns find

There’s been a significant sequel to last week’s major drugs and guns find by Gardaí in a house in Mullingar.

A ‘drive-by’ birthday celebration for centenarian Margaret Farrington

The local community from the village of Delvin was given some welcome respite from the pandemic ‘blues’ last Saturday afternoon for the birthday of its oldest resident Margaret Farrington who celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, 4 November.

Mullingar’s Dr Kingston Mills named as SFI Researcher of the Year 2020

During what has been an exceptionally eventful and challenging year, Mullingar’s Dr. Kingston Mills was one of Ireland’s leading researchers.