Westmeath (An Iarmhí) is a midlands county, located in the province of Leinster. Westmeath forms part of the ancient province of Midhe, the fifth historical province. The mains towns in the county are Mullingar, Athlone, Moate, Castlepollard and Kilbeggan. Agriculture and farming have always and still play an important role in this area.
Westmeath has over 1,340 townlands and covers 710 square miles in area.