13 September 2022
Culture Night 2022

Westmeath County Council welcomes you to Westmeath Culture Night 2022 - a day and night of entertainment, discovery and adventure throughout the county on Friday, September 23, 2022.Westmeath Culture Night is a platform to showcase the county’s rich cultural offering and designed to make the arts accessible to everyone - enthusiasts and novices alike. You […]

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11 September 2022
Hammerlake Open evening

An information evening with HAMMERLAKE studio is happening 13th September from 6-7.30 pm in Mullingar Library. Some of those in attendance includes : National Film/TV Training agencies, Edwina Forkin Producer Zanzibar Films, Edwina has over 60 credits as a Producer - Most recently, 'As Luck would have it’ with Allen Leech (of Downton Abbey) Gordan Wycherley […]

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9 September 2022
Hidden in Wood II exhibition

An exhibition of artwork by Richie Clarke in the Atrium Gallery, County Buildings, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Launching 6.15pm - Thursday 15th September 2022 "I have been woodcarving for almost twenty years. A carpenter/cabinet maker by trade, wood carving seemed a totally natural progression for me.  I am mostly self-taught but have been lucky enough to […]

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6 September 2022
Sensory stories

We are delighted to announce a series of events in Westmeath Libraries around the world of Sensory Story times. Sensory stories can open up a world of different experiences for participants. This programme of events will include story times in our libraries, as well as a series of talks for parents/carers/teachers. Funded by Dormant Accounts […]

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26 August 2022
Adult Education Information Morning

As the summer season ends perhaps you are considering doing a course to up-skill? Or are you thinking of taking up a hobby or training in something new and different?  Why not drop into Castlepollard Library on Wednesday the 31st of August between 10am and 1pm to meet with Niamh Penrose from the Longford Westmeath […]

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26 August 2022
LOTE online for kids now available

LOTE online for kids is now available to all members of Westmeath Libraries. This is an online database of digital picture books in World Languages that allows children to enjoy the magic of books in Languages Other Than English. There are 1500+ digital picture books in 50+ languages, with new books and languages released each […]

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14 August 2022
Delightful event in Kilbeggan library

Westmeath Libraries hosted a delightful event in Kilbeggan library recently. On a beautiful Summer evening Anna Brown from Big Sky Flowers gave a demonstration on Jam Jar flower arranging. Anna provided everything necessary for the event participants to make their own lovely arrangements. She brought along a vast selection of gorgeous fragrant flowers for the […]

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9 August 2022
Major Audit of Oral Heritage Recordings in County Westmeath Underway

Over many decades in Westmeath, precious memories of times gone by have been recorded by groups and individuals in an effort to document what are often fading memories of our past.  Now, Westmeath County Council, with funding from Creative Ireland, are undertaking a major audit of these collections, to compile a list for the first […]

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4 August 2022
Thomas Pakenham introduces Tullnally Archive

Thomas Pakenham from Tullynally Castle talks about the archive held in Tullynally. The documents date from the 18th , 19th and 20th centuries and include maps, rent receiving books, and wage ledgers. The historic maps, some of which pre-date the Ordnance Survey maps, are beautifully executed and provide detail on the extent of landholdings and […]

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29 July 2022
Threading the Táin launch

Wonderful occasion this evening in Áras an Chontae, where Cathaoirleach Cllr Aengus O'Rourke official opened the Exhibition of 'Threading the Táin'. The tapestry recreates the story of An Táin Bó Cúailnge - the Cattle Raid of Cooley. The famous myth tells the tale of Queen Méabh of Connacht and her husband Ailill, who plot to […]

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