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[west-meeth, -meeth]
  1. a county in Leinster in the N central Republic of Ireland. 681 sq. mi. (1765 sq. km). County seat: Mullingar.
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Historical Examples of westmeath

  • General Ginckel went into winter quarters at Mullingar, in Westmeath.

    The Huguenots in France

    Samuel Smiles.

  • But I had a delicious fortnight with the Duchess in a driving tour in Westmeath.

  • A Westmeath landlord, whom Swift met from time to time in London.

    The Journal to Stella

    Jonathan Swift

  • Westmeath is the only Irish locality that has so far been mentioned.

  • Loch Derravaragh is the most peculiarly-shaped of all the Westmeath lakes.

British Dictionary definitions for westmeath


  1. a county of N central Republic of Ireland, in Leinster province: mostly low-lying, with many lakes and bogs. County town: Mullingar. Pop: 71 858 (2002). Area: 1764 sq km (681 sq miles)
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