Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Robert Kindregan

People better off buying than renting, says Mullingar auctioneer

Rental prices in Westmeath far exceed mortgage rates for certain types of homes – in some cases, it’s double.

More than 100 Westmeath artefacts held in British Museum

More than 100 historical artefacts that were uncovered in Co. Westmeath are being held in the British Museum, in the heart of London.

Mullingar favourite to host Fleadh 2023 after a wonderful festival

Mullingar Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Organising Committee Chairman Joe Connaire has said he’s willing to “stay focused for another year” if the Fleadh is to return to the town in 2023.

Speakers put the spotlight on organising committee

Among the speeches on the Gig Rig at the opening ceremony of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 were some big names.

Local concern over fire safety in some Celtic Tiger-era apartments

Local apartment owner Micheál O’Reilly spoke with presenter Matt Cooper on Today FM last Thursday to outline safety concerns in his 32-unit apartment building, built during the Celtic Tiger era

President says Westmeath people ‘front and central’ to Fleadh’s development

President Michael D Higgins was in Mull­ingar on Sunday (July 31) to perform the official opening duties of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022.

Roz’s holiday heart pointing to the Midlands

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, a tourism strategy run by Fáilte Ireland, is using social media ‘influencers’ to increase tourist footfall in Westmeath.

Michael Jackson’s former Westmeath driver and friend passes away

Ray O’Hara from Moate, who was famous for chauffeuring Michael Jackson while in Ireland for six months, passed away on Monday, July 18.

Fleadh worth €30million to local economy

Arts Minister Catherine Martin believes Mullingar should expect a €30m boost to the town’s economy resulting from this month’s Fleadh.

New studios could generate hundreds of jobs for locals

Director of Development at Hammerlake Studios, Tom Dowling, has told Westmeath Topic this week that hundreds of acting roles as extras will become available to locals in the years ahead – that is, if the studio comes to fruition.