Westmeath Culture Night 2014
A FEAST FOR THE SENSES AT FREE EVENTS FOR FIFTH WESTMEATH CULTURE NIGHT. THE 5th Culture Night to be held in Westmeath promises to have something for everyone with different events being held throughout the county!
Good News - Reduced General Admission Rates to Belvedere House Gardens & Park..
As and from the 1st January 2014 - We are pleased to announce that the General Admission Rates to Belvedere House Gardens & Park are reduced as follows:
Virtual Tour of Belvedere
Belvedere House is now on google street view and features as one of the highlights of Ireland. Log into GOOGLE; Street View Ireland Highlights to have a virtual tour of Belvedere.
New Counter Menu is now available to download
Belvedere House after a successful tendering process are delighted to announce that Catoca Fine Foods and Giftware have won the tender to provide all the catering operations on the Georgian estate outside Mullingar Town.
Belvedere is open to the public 7 days a week all year round.
We look forward to meeting you at Belvedere House Gardens & Park.
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Belvedere estate today is a very important example of cultural built heritage that has been transformed into a tourism asset of national importance for the region. Currently attracting over 160'000 visitors a year the estate is a multi faceted tourism/leisure site with a diverse range of uses throughout the year.
Belvedere hosts large scale outdoor events such as multistage weekend music festivals to smaller intimate garden theatre performances. A day visitor to Belvedere gets to explore the restored Belvedere House, Victorian Walled Garden and rolling parkland with it's numerous follies. Belvedere can be a place of quiet contemplation and also a bustling, vibrant, colourful place with the many events held here, it is a place resonant of the past but relevant to the future.
The historic role of the Big House in Ireland was one of dominance and exclusion. The Houses were hidden away behind high walls designed to keep people out and were surrounded by idyllic landscaped grounds for the enjoyment of the few. Now days a big house such as Belvedere (stature not size) in public ownership the aim is for inclusion not exclusion. As well as normal tourism business Belvedere works closely with providing access to large numbers of community based projects, sports clubs, art groups and local initiatives.
For a day visit to Belvedere to fit everything in a visit time of 3 hours is advised. Check for upcoming events in our news section.