County Westmeath is a landlocked midland county located in the most western part in the province of Leinster.Westmeath is a county of remarkable beauty and diversity.

The half dozen lakes on the outskirts of Mullingar make for a fisherman's paradise.

Referred to as the gateway to the west, lively Athlone is situated on the River Shannon and has an impressive Norman castle dating back to the year 1210.

Athlone has great shops, where you can find a fine selection of handcrafted goods, from Irish linen to pottery.

Athlone is also home to Mount Temple championship Golf course.

County Westmeath boasts two substantial cathedral towns, Mullingar and Athlone, both commercial powerhouses of the midlands and both at least double their size since the Celtic Tiger.

Both towns are considered to have strong industrial bases and are home to some big named companies including the Swedish software giant, Ericsson, and Pharmaceutical companies; Utah Medical Products and Mallinckrodt Medical from the US and Iralco Ltd from Germany.

Other major towns thriving business centres in the county include Moate, Ballymore and Kinnegad.

Mullingar is the administrative centre and county town of Westmeath and a major game and coarse angling centre.

Westmeath has many pretty towns and villages include, Delvin, the riverside Glassan and Rossmount.

Westmeath also has its fair share of famous locals including, Michael O' Leary CEO of Ryanair, Joe Dolan, Marian Finucane and The Blizzards.

There are many main road routes that run though County Westmeath.