Saturday, May 21, 2022


Tunnel vision: Anticipation builds at Shay Murtagh Precast ahead of Elizabeth Line opening

When it begins welcoming passengers to the depths of London’s underground next Tuesday, May 24, the new Elizabeth line rail service will mark the end of a mammoth construction story, 13 years in the making.

Mullingar library – at the heart of the community

A new project that will see people be able to borrow toys from the library in the same way they borrow books was launched at Mullingar Library last week.

Maria demonstrates cooking skills at Europe’s largest wellbeing festival

Bunbrosna woman Maria Harte demonstrated her cooking skills on Saturday, May 7 on stage at WellFest in The Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin – Europe’s largest outdoor health, fitness and wellness festival.

Fleadh ’22: First tranche of events unveiled

The first tranche of events taking place at the Summer’s Fleadh in Mullingar has been unveiled, with a stellar line-up of traditional Irish music set to take over the town from 31 July to 7 August.

How one club in Mullingar is fighting its way to the top of its...

Much of the former Columb Barracks in Mullingar has been a quiet and disused site since its closure in 2012. 

London to New York (and back!) in seven hours: Mullingar man recalls glory days...

It’s seldom you meet someone who has travelled from Heathrow in London to New York and back again, in the space of just seven hours.

And the winner is…Bryan Murphy! Kerryman crowned Westmeath Bachelor

Sunday night in Mullingar (May 1) saw Kerryman Bryan Murphy crowned the first winner of the Westmeath Bachelor Competition since 2001 at a sell-out show in the Arts Centre.

Just 19 new homes are registered in Mullingar this year

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the Midlands has seen an increase of 7.6% in homes built between January and March 2022.

Man (70s) killed in road traffic collision near Ballinalack

Gardaí in Mullingar are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Monday, 2 May.

World Safety & Health at Work Day, April 28th

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent places of work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003.

Mullingar woman takes on senior role at Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV

Fiona Nicole Mee from Mullingar has enjoyed amazing success in broadcast television and is now a senior producer with Rupert Murdoch’s Talk TV.

Westmeath Bachelor Festival: Meet the Bachelors!

Final preparations are being made to this year’s Westmeath Bachelor Festival, which will take place at a number of venues throughout Mullingar this May bank holiday weekend.

Find them, fine them: Illegal dumpers showing ‘blatant disregard’ for communities or the law

The issue of ongoing illegal dumping at Butler’s Bridge was raised at the latest meeting of Municipal District of Mullingar - Kinnegad.

Midlands Companies Mark World Creativity & Innovation day

Thursday, April 21 is World Creativity and Innovation Day. The midlands of Ireland is not short of its share of innovators and creators, with businesses from Westmeath, Offaly and Meath regularly winning local, regional, national and international awards for their products and services. We’re sometimes modest to admit it but  we are a bright bunch in the midlands and have our name in businesses throughout the world probably more than we realise.

55% of Mullingar bars are short-staffed

A survey conducted by the Westmeath Topic on 20 bars around Mul­lingar has concluded that there is a staffing shortage in the build-up to a busy summer for the town.

Aoife, 9, sent game jersey from Welsh scrum-half

Aoife Walters from The Downs received a very special delivery in the post last week following her trip to watch Ireland vs Wales in the Women’s Six Nations.

‘Cúpla focal’ and Riverdance: Mullingar’s Ukrainian community enjoying Irish culture

A group of locally-based Ukrainian ref­ugees have not been wasting any time in getting into the groove of local cultural life, and have been busy with a new bi-weekly crash-course in languages.

40 great years: Garda Sergeant Pat McNicholas retires with two Scott Medals

March 31 will always be a significant date for Pat McNicholas.

Incredible India! Local fashion designer explores all of what South Asian nation has to...

Local fashion designer and businessman Derek Montgomery booked a trip to south India over two years ago and then the world shut down.

Prestigious national awards for two Mullingar companies

Bevcraft Mullingar and Lakeland Kayaks, both based in Mullingar, were delighted to take their respective awards back to the Midlands last week after winning in their categories at the 18th Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards.