County Westmeath offers a range of exciting activities for couples

Activities For Couples

County Westmeath offers a range of exciting activities for couples, and Castle Varagh Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the area.

In fact, the world’s oldest distillery can be found just a 40-minute drive from the hotel. Established in 1757, the Old Kilbeggan Distillery is still a working distillery today and offers guided visitor tours of its classic whitewashed walls, slate roof, towering chimney stack, timber water wheel and the location of several ghost sightings! Stay a while in the authentic Whiskey Bar and pick up a souvenir or two in the gift shop.

Sean’s Bar in Athlone is another historic site and holds the record for “The Oldest Pub in Ireland” in the Guinness Book of Records. During renovations in 1970, the pub’s walls were found to be made of wattle and wicker and helped date the location to 900AD.

The Chimera Gallery just 20 minutes from Castle Varagh Hotel in Mullingar offers couples an immersive experience among local and international art collections. Offering a variety of events and exhibitions, the gallery strives to show as many genres as possible from throughout the world, including work from artists in the United States, France and Australia.

A visit to Westmeath isn’t complete without placing a bet on the dogs at the Mullingar Greyhound Stadium. Seasoned race goers and first timers alike will love the buzz and excitement of the greyhound races. Admission is €10 for adults and provides access to the stadium and restaurants and bars.