Greville Arms Hotel Museum
The Greville Museumon the First Floor brings to life the Ancient history of Wesrtmeath and Ireland Hanging on the wall of the is a portrait of Robert Rochford (1661-1727). The museum contains limestone fossils estimated to be 400 million years old.
The first Irish coin that was minted in Dublin in 995AD and fragments of early Celtic Art and a rare 8th Century Christian crucifixion are on display in the museum. Also on display is a man trap used for catching poachers, King James II coinage found at Lough Ennell and many other old coins.
Old Greville Arms silverware, the old diary of Charles Howard Bury 1883-1963, which he wrote on the Everest Expedition and the dead man’s penny.
The famous Belvedere Bear Head brought home from the Tiam Shan mountains by Howard Bury to Belvedere House where it remained for a number of years, it was called ‘Adu’, is also on display in the museum.
There is also Ibexs brought from Mount Everest by Howard Bury, including many other artefacts and memorabilia and a letter by Winston Churchill from the war office, and many rare items and collections of artefacts are on view in the museum, including an early copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses book.
By Antonia Canova
One of the most famous sculptures in the world, which was carved by Antonia Canova in 1822 for the British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson, is on display in the foyer of the Greville Arms Hotel.
Niall Horan & One Direction
Niall’s family are very loyal customers to the Greville Arms Hotel, because of this Niall’s dad has gifted us with the Original Brit Awards Niall & One Direction won in 2012 for Best Single and in 2013 for Global Success. When visiting Niall’s memorabilia in the hotel lobby don’t forgot to leave a message for Niall in the visitor’s book.
Royal Canal Greenway
Westmeath County Council in cooperation with Waterways Ireland & funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport have developed 32.3km length of the royal canal towpath as a walking & cycling route. The route provides the necessary safe, off road cycling & walking infrastructure, the cycle track is a great attraction for cyclists, families and tourists alike. Interactive maps & information available here
Mullingar Bike Hire
Cyclists can hop on a bike and take a spin down the Royal Canal tow path or follow the Mullingar Cycle Route which has three options, all of which take in the beautiful countryside around Mullingar, County Westmeath. Check out www.mullingarbikehire.com for more information or bookings.
Kilbeggan Race Course
Next race meeting Saturday 12th 5.30pm .New Summer Party Pack at just €20 including: admission ticket,€5 food voucher,€5 drink voucher & race card For groups of 10 +, discounted tickets pre-sale only www.kilbegganraces.com
Mullingar Equestrian Centre
Mullingar Equestrian is a family run equestrian centre offering top class facilities in a central location close to the M4 & M6 motorways and just one hour from Dublin city.The centre is open all year round for weekly riding lessons. We cater for adults & children from beginners to advanced.During the summer months we welcome international young riders for Horseriding & English Holidays. Contact them on 04493 48331 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mollie Moo's Pet Farm
Mollie Moo’s Pet Farm is a fantastic day out for families, groups and school tours.It’s a great opportunity to interact with both farm animals and exotic animals e.g. Alpacas. Children are provided with a bag of food to feed the animals. It is both an educational and fun experience.Our farm is a safe place for children to roam and learn about the animals and for adults to relax.Our farm is fully wheelchair accessible, has toilets, a picnic area and we offer free car parking. Some of our facilities include a sandpit, crazy golf and peddle cars - more information on www.molliemoos.ie
Belvedere House & Gardens
A day visitor to Belvedere gets to explore the restored Belvedere House, Victorian Walled Garden and rolling parkland with it's numerous follies. Belvedere can be a place of quiet contemplation and also a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held here, it is a place resonant of the past but relevant to the future. More information www.belvedere-house.ie
Mullingar Golf Club
Mullingar Golf Club has enjoyed a long and proud reputation as one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland and Great Britain. Every hole sets the golfer its own particular set of challenges, with the 2nd hole (par 3) often cited as among the best in the world of golf.The mix of rolling parkland, mature trees, and greens which require a sure putting stroke all test not only the quality of any golfer’s game but also his/her course management. Whether from the championship or the more forward tees, Mullingar presents a unique and searching, but highly enjoyable golfing challenge for players of all ages book your tee time on www.mullingargolfclub.ie
Mullingar Greyhound Stadium
If you're looking for something different for a great night out, you’ll find it at Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Nothing beats the excitement of greyhound racing, and some of the most exciting greyhound fixtures of the year take place right here. Mullingar Greyhound Stadium is within easy access of the Town Centre, so you have no shortage of things to do before or after your night of greyhound racing. You can watch all the action unfold from the comfort of the bar. Or maybe from your table in our bright and atmospheric restaurant, where you can relax and place a bet with our table-side Tote service. - See more at www.igb.ie