All Blog Posts Tagged 'Westmeath' (6)

The Bog Road

“The Bog Road” as it is know is a three mile stretch of road between Athlone and the village of Clonown. The village has the unusual distinction of not having a pub - for Ireland this is quite an anomaly!…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Great Bog Walks in the Irish Midlands

There are some great bog walks all around the Irish midlands. For those of you who are unfamiliar with bog let me give you a few words of introduction.

Bog is derived from the Irish word ‘bogach’ which means soft ground.  First of all, there are two types of bog in Ireland: The “raised bog” that we see in the midland…

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Added by Bog Buddies on May 3, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Druids, Bishops, Saints, Gods and Revolutionaries

Not many people know about Uisneach but it really is a special place. Situated in the very centre of the island of Ireland, in County Westmeath, it has been referred to as the navel of Ireland. At its centre is Aill na Míreann (the stone of the divisions, seen above) and this…

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Added by Eoin Mac Lochlainn on February 4, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Cholera in Athlone - May, 1849

While P.S. Gilmore prepared for his departure from Athlone in September of 1849, the papers are filled with example of the depraved…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on January 19, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments


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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)

A frequently asked…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Storyteller Jim Hawkins

 

We hope you enjoy the above video which was broadcast LIVE here at …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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