Thursday, March 23, 2023


It’s showtime for Millie!

He has one of the most recognisable faces and voices in Mull­ingar, so it was only a matter of time before the life story of Mille Walsh would be projected onto the big screen.

Obituary –  Fr David Melly was a native of Mullingar

It is with regret that we record the death in Liverpool of Fr David Melly (76), a native of Mullingar, who was a parish priest of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Portico, in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Westmeath Fleadh to take place in Castletown-Geoghegan

The Westmeath Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has announced that the 2023 Westmeath County Fleadh Cheoil will place from 12-14 May in Castletown-Geoghegan.

Zuzanna Woloszyn is Westmeath’s Spelling Bee Champion!

Zuzanna Woloszyn is this year’s winner of the County Westmeath Eason Spelling Bee Final which was held in Gaelscoil on Choillín, Mull­ingar.

Daffodil Day makes its annual visit to Mullingar on Friday

It’s that time of year again! Daffodil Day returns to the streets of Mullingar this Friday, 24 March. The committee has been busy with the plans for the day and are pleased to report that plans are well advanced.

Laws on use of CCTV footage hampering Council in the local District

Just 11 dumping fines were issued in the Mullingar-Kinnegad district throughout the whole of 2022, leading Cllr Aoife Davitt to suggest that Westmeath County Council is “allowing dumping”.

Killucan in Trad Mode

On Monday, 13 March, a special seisiún ceoil of traditional Irish music was held at Ennis's pub in Killucan.

32 counties represented at this year’s Half Marathon

There were 32 counties represented at this year’s Aon Mullingar Half-Marathon which took place on a wet and dreary St Patrick’s Day morning.

Bishop casts new light on Ireland’s patron saint

Bishop Tom Deenihan celebrated the Vigil Mass of St Patrick’s Day at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Thursday, 16 March, a Mass which was concelebrated by Bishop Michael Smith and Bishop Iosif Poǔletț, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Iași in Romania, along with five Romanian priests who are presently serving in Ireland, four of whom are working in the Meath Diocese.

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Rochfortbridge go green for St Patrick and green for our beautiful...

Scoil Chroí Naofa, Rochfortbridge have been working very hard since November 2021 to attain a green flag for travel from An Taisce. The school’s travel slogan is ‘walk to school and save the fuel’.

‘I’m glad he’s here’ – President Joe Biden and Niall Horan send joint St....

U.S. President Joe Biden and Mullingar musician Niall Horan have sent their St. Patrick’s Day greeting to the world together.

Popular TV show contestant Thomas reveals his pain – and that was before the...

Tyrrellspass man Thomas Maher appeared on First Dates Ireland last Thursday, 9 March, after somehow sitting through his audition last year with a burst gallbladder and still making the final cut for the show.

Mass celebrated in Cathedral to mark the 60th anniversary of Bishop-Emeritus Michael Smith’s ordination

To mark the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination, Bishop-Emeritus Mic­hael Smith celebrated the 10am Mass in the Cathedral of Christ the King last Thursday, 9 March.

New Mullingar Chamber of Commerce President Allyson English sets out her stall

Mullingar has a new Chamber of Commerce President following the appointment of Allyson English to the role on Tuesday, 7 March.

Illustrated talk by son of Jadotville hero takes place in Mullingar

An illustrated talk by Leo Quinlan, the son of Commandant Pat Quinlan, famous for his ‘Siege of Jadotville’ heroics, took place in The Greville Arms Hotel last Monday, 6 March, where he gave some insights into the famous conflict that many may have never heard. 

Niall Horan to perform at the White House for St. Patrick’s Day

Mullingar man Niall Horan is to perform for President Joe Biden at the White House on St. Patrick’s Day.

Festival organisers say ‘stay open’ as Ben Dolan is named Marshal

The organising committee of this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Mullingar – the first since 2017 – has asked the town’s businesses to remain open on the day.

Westmeath diaspora invited to take part in New York City Parade

Final preparations are being made to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, which takes place on Friday, 17 March.

Westmeath’s commercial vacancy rate rises to 12.4%

The commercial vacancy rate in Westmeath rose to 12.4% in the last quarter of 2022, an increase of 0.3%, according to a new report from GeoDirectory.

Development opportunity for Ballynacargy village is ‘absolute zero’ at present, says Geoghegan

There is “absolutely zero” development potential for Ballynacargy in the current economic climate, according to outgoing Chamber of Commerce President John Geoghegan.