Every country and region has its own highlights. Ireland on the whole is well recognized for its beautiful countryside and counties. One of these is Westmeath and its holds the tradition of offering up some of the most wonderful festivals that Ireland is so well known for.
The Westmeath Agri Show and Festival
While this is only a one day event, it is a “must attend” if you happen to be visiting this region during the time it is in full swing. The entire focus revolves around celebrating and showcasing the excellence in Ireland’s agriculture, and can be enjoyed by the entire family. There are plenty of animals to be watched and one can learn more about the life in a farm. Tons of vendors will be serving up all kinds of Irish delights, and an amusement park will be on site to keep the kids busy.
The All Ireland Drama Festival
This is another festival that you as won’t want to miss even if you are not into theatre. Here is where you will get a chance to see drama companies from many different regions compete against each other. You will find there is something for every member of the family to enjoy at this festival. There is plenty of music and dancing, and the children will surely be intrigued with shows that are geared more towards their age, as that too will be taking place.
Aside from these special events to fill in the rest of your time while visiting Westmeath it is well worth taking a visit to the Tullynally Castle and Gardens. Believe it or not this castle is still lived in today and this adds to the intrigue of it.
Be sure to check with the local businesses to see what additional events may be coming up during your stay here.