After 21 years, new Curraghmore school opens

It’s taken all of 21 years to achieve but the staff, pupils and families of Holy Fam­ily National School (formerly Curraghmore NS) finally have their new home.

Mullingar man loses his life in Australian house fire

A 41-year-old Mullingar man tragically lost his life in a serious house fire in Australia on Wednesday night of last week, 19 August.

The Hidden Power of Mullingar – acting locally and impacting globally

By Rico Biriah In 1967, Mullingar was developing and advancing enough to attract the Netherlands-based tobacco business of Douwe Egberts Van Nelle. Eager to dabble...

Holidays are over – it’s Back to School!

Returning to school in 2020 will be a completely new experience for most students in one way or another, owing to the unexpected end...

More pubs open in Mullingar this week

Iconic pubs in Mullingar, including The Bridge House, Austin Friar Street, Smiddy's, Dominick Street and Canton Casey's, Market Square, finally opened their doors this week after an incredible five months.

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...

New Discount Voucher books offer big savings in local stores

Everyone loves a bargain and what better than when you can have over 20 bargains in stores throughout your own town! The Westmeath Topic...

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 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.

Five arrested following Mullingar violence

The town of Mullingar was dealt another blow in the past week, when further scenes of unrestrained violence were seen in the Grange Crescent area of the town, apparently precipitated by an earlier incident - a fight between local youths in the town.

“Restrictions are just not plausible or feasible for publicans”

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, which represents pubs outside Dublin, says about half of them will not re-open on June 29, the start of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and from what Topic has been told this week, it appears to definitely be the case.

Waiting for vaccine to resume normal activity “crazy”, says local Professor

Mullingar Professor Kingston Mills has this week spoken to Topic about his views regarding the progress made by the people of Ireland in terms...

Mullingar meals on wheels delivering 700 meals a week

One of the most important and valuable public services, especially during the present Covid-19 lockdown situation, is being provided for people across much of...

How coronavirus impacted one Killucan man living in China

Leo Corrigan is originally from Killucan and over a decade ago, he was a journalist with Westmeath Topic. These days, life is a little...

Challenging times for Mullingar businesses

The fall-out from the COVID-19 crisis looks set to present a major economic blow for the town of Mullingar where all pubs, hotels and...

Amid Covid-19 crisis, local man warns Ireland is too lax

As the Covid-19 crisis takes hold here, a well known Westmeath man back from Spain last Saturday, believes we’ll struggle to find the resources...