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County Westmeath

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County Westmeath

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County Westmeath is in Ireland's East Coast and Midlands.


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Westmeath is located within the province of Leinster and is part of the administrative Midlands Region. The population of the county is 79,403 according to the 2006 census. Westmeath is the 20th largest of Ireland's 32 counties in area and 22nd largest in terms of population. It is the sixth largest of Leinster’s 12 counties in size and eighth largest in terms of population. It was named after the historic kingdom and province of Mide, the original extant of the kingdom conforming to the present county. Westmeath was created under The Counties of Meath and Westmeath Act of 1543. The Hill of Uisneach in the barony of Moycashel is sometimes regarded as the notional geographical centre of Ireland.


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By Car

The M4 and M6 motorways from Dublin to Galway goes through the middle of the county.

=By rail

  • Mullingar is on the Dublin to Sligo line.
  • Athlone is on the Dublin to Galway line.

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