22 March 2023
Announcing the 2023 Westmeath Film Award

Continuing on from the success of the Westmeath Film Award in 2022, the Westmeath Arts Office has announced that the Award will take place once again in 2023. The Westmeath Film Award offers a local filmmaker €10,000 towards the creation of a short 10-12 minute film or documentary. This award is funded by Westmeath County […]

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21 March 2023
Mullingar Camera Club launches Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann photographic exhibition

Mullingar Camera Club are set to launch a photographic of the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 which held in Mullingar during last August.  The exhibition launches in the Atrium, County Buildings, Mullingar on Tuesday 21 March from 6pm – 7.45pm. The photos on display will highlight the collective talent of Mullingar Camera Club members. […]

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10 March 2023
Call out for Historians in Residence 2023

As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, applications are invited for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2023. The Residency is supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media in partnership with Westmeath County Council. Two Residencies will run in 2023, each for […]

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8 March 2023
Have Your Say: Westmeath Crinniu na nÓg 2023

Crinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people in Ireland. In Westmeath, we want to connect local youth with some of the thriving culture in the county. Let us know what you would like to see for Crinniú na nÓg 2023 by filling out the survey below. If you […]

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8 March 2023
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh

Beidh Leabharlanna na h-Iarmhí dúnta ó 8.00pm Dé Déardaoin 16/03/2023 go dtí 9.40am Dé Luain 20/03/2023 Beidh seirbhís "My Open Library" ar fáil i Leabharlanna, Bhaile na gCros, an Móta, agus an Muileann gCearr thar an deireadh seachtaine. Westmeath Libraries will be closed from 8pm Thursday 16/03/2023 until 9.40am Monday 20/03/2023 My Open Library service […]

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7 March 2023
Athlone Atrium Exhibitions: Artist Open Call

Athlone Atrium Exhibition Artist Open Call. The Westmeath Arts Office is inviting artists to hold their own exhibition at the Atrium space in the Civic Offices, Athlone. Atrium exhibitions offer artists the chance to host their own solo or joint show, with a professional launch event and promotion. The Atrium is available for artists for […]

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2 March 2023
In conversation - Celebrating creativity for World Book Day

This year we are celebrating World Book Day on the first Thursday in March - 2nd March 2023. To mark this day we are releasing two episodes from our newest podcast "In conversation". In this podcast, funded by Creative Ireland, well-known Midlands broadcaster Noel O'Farrell talks to local Westmeath people about how they have discovered their […]

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1 March 2023
March Book Clubs

A book club is a great way to meet new people, and get some great (or terrible) book recommendations. Why not join your local library's book club? New members always welcome. If you can't make it to any of our in-person book clubs why not join our Facebook group? March 2023 Book Clubs

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28 February 2023
Heritage News and Events 28th Feb

News: NPWS offering grants for small recording projects  The primary aim of these grants is to support and encourage the current network of naturalists recording in Ireland and to develop the next generation of specialist recorders. Grants are aimed at volunteer, unpaid recorders, or groups, societies and associations of recorders who have limited/no access to […]

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27 February 2023
3D Printing

We are delighted to announce the newest addition to Westmeath Libraries: 3D Printers in Athlone & Mullingar libraries. 3D printers are tools that let you turn ideas in your head into objects that you can hold in your hand. Offering educational and artistic opportunities, 3D Printing is widely used for prototypes and designing, as well […]

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