Moate, Co. Westmeath

Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath. The name An Móta is derived directly from the term motte-and-bailey as the Normans built an example of this type of fortification here. The earthwork is still visible behind the buildings on the main street. Moate is a thriving market town in the centre of a rich cattle raising area; it has a large cattle mart and milk pasteurising plant.

On the western side of the town is the heritage centre Dun na Si, which includes a genealogy centre, recreations of various types of indigenous dwellings and preserved farm machinery.

The former gaol, part of the old Courthouse, contains a small but interesting museum containing artifacts found in the area dating from the Stone Age through to the modern era.


The oldest building is "The Castle", an early 16th century, three-storey rectangular building, still inhabited; the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, have in their possession an original deed of sale of the castle, dated 1656. Beside the castle is a Quaker cemetery and the remains of a Quaker Meeting House, founded in 1697.

Gardens

Belvedere House - Mullingar County Westmeath Ireland
Belvedere House, Gardens & Park
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
With a Palladian villa, an idyllic location on Lough Ennel, a gem of a Victorian walled garden and Ireland’s largest folly - a monument to the dark deeds of the 1st Earl of Belvedere - this historic 160 acre estate is fascinating. Edwardi ...
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Golf

Mullingar Golf Club - Mullingar County Westmeath Ireland
Mullingar Golf Club
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Course Type: Parkland
The Mullingar Course at Belvedere on the outskirts of town is the work of famous Scottish designer James Braid. Although some 'cosmetic' changes have been made since its creation in 1935 Mullingar is essentially as its designer intended, a champi ...
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Mullingar Farmers Market - County Westmeath - Sundays
Mullingar Farmers Market

Fair Green (adjacent to Lifestyle & Pennys), Mullingar, County Westmeath

Every Sunday - 10.30am-2.30pm

An array of produce is on offer ...
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Tourist Attractions

Clonmacnoise - Shannonbridge County Offaly Ireland
Clonmacnoise
Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly
Clonmacnoise is an Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The strategic location of the monastery helped it become a major centre of religion, learning, craftsmanship and ...
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Wedding Venues

Wineport Lodge - Wedding Venue - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
Wineport Lodge
Glasson, Co. Westmeath
Ray Byrne and Jane English’s lovely lakeside lodge styles itself ‘Ireland’s first wine hotel’ and it is one of the most romantic destinations in all Ireland, both for its beautiful location and the luxury, service and good ...
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