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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

Glasson Golf Hotel
Glasson Hotel & Golf Club
Glasson, Co. Westmeath
Course Type: Parkland
This Christy O'Connor Jr. designed parkland course provides an ideal place to break up a journey across Ireland with some of the most scenic parkland golf around. Glasson hotel & Golf Club is about 10km (6m) north of Athlone in Ireland's ...
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What's On

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

Kilbeggan Distillery Experience - Kilbeggan County Westmeath Ireland
Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath
The Kilbeggan Distillery is the oldest distillery in world dating back to 1757 and home of Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey. The Kilbeggan Experience offers a unique opportunity to see a fully operational traditional Irish pot still whiskey distillery, wh ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Old Fort
Shannonbridge, Co. Roscommon
In a very pleasant site right at the bridge beside the mighty River Shannon, this restaurant is in a lovingly-restored 19th century fort, and has oodles of character - the old stone walls are several feet thick in places. Churches in the locality ...
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