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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

Esker Hills Golf Club - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Esker Hills Golf Club
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
Esker Hills Golf Club, a Christy O' Connor Jnr designed masterpiece over 150 acres of testing terrain, is regarded as one of Ireland's leading inland golf courses. It's a challenging 18 hole par 71  championship golf course where no two hole ...
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What's On

Athlone Farmers Market - County Westmeath - Saturdays
Athlone Farmers Market

Market Square, Athlone, County Westmeath

Saturday (10am - 3pm)

The produce on sale includes:- organic vegetables, smoked fish, local honey ...
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Tourist Attractions

Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre - Kenagh County Longford Ireland
Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre
Kenagh, Co. Longford
The Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age trackway, or togher, that was built across the boglands of Longford, close to the River Shannon. The Corlea Trackway is made from oak planks 3 to 3.5 metres long and around 15 centimetres thick laid on rails aro ...
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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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