Westmeath County

  • Athlone River Festival: Celebrate Athlone’s connection with the River Shannon as the festival is an annual event involving boat races, children’s activities, and one of the best firework displays against the backdrop of the busiest waterfront on the town.
  • Joe Dolan Westmeath Bachelor Festival: This brand-new, never-before-held Bachelor Festival honors its local legend, the late singer Joe Dolan, through musical performances and an extremely modest search for the unattached man in Westmeath with the most charm, thereby benefiting local charities.
  • The Gathering Traditional Festival: The best in traditional Irish music, dance, and storytelling, The Gathering takes place in Kilbeggan. From pub sessions to concerts and workshops, the country’s musical heritage is always alive.
  • Belvedere House Gardens & Park Events: A full program of events takes place during the year within the grounds of Belvedere House, ranging from open-air concerts to garden fairs and Halloween fun in the gardens, all set to the excellent backdrop of the grounds and historic milieu.
  • Moate Agricultural Show: The Moate Show is one rather big date on the rural calendar, celebrating Westmeath’s agricultural heritage. Competition ranges from livestock to crafts, along with a pretty huge dose of family entertainment.
  • Athlone Literary Festival: An event that brings writers, poets, and literary fans to Athlone every year for a weekend crammed with readings, workshops, and discussions celebrating the written word and its significance to Irish culture.
  • Fleadh Cheoil Mullingar: From time to time, the most important festival of music, Fleadh Cheoil na h√Čireann, will have Mullingar as one of its strong locales for traditional music and will have recently been hosting the bands of its festival around town for some amazing gigs, sessions, and impromptu performances.

These events, among many others, are the best proof of how dynamic the cultural life of Westmeath is. They give a huge opportunity to enter the traditions, arts, and community of the county in the most vivid and sensible way.