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I think it's a disservice to try and say Mullingar is the largest town in Westmeath. What the person who peruses this information is mal-informed about is that there is a far larger town in the midlands, and therefore no good information is imparted.

Perhaps the author is unaware that Athlone was once a walled town, and therefore the electoral boundaries reflect it to this day. That's why along with most walled towns in this country there is an area known as "Irishtown", where the locals had to live. Irishtown's population is counted as rural.

Athlone is in two juristictions, Westmeath and Roscommon and for statiscal purposes are treated seperately.

I invite the author to a guided tour of Monksland, Athlone. It's now the most populous area of Co. Roscommon! Check your same census bud!

Of course that is not included in the Athlone census figures, and as I reiterate, no good service is done by being blind to these facts.

I have no bad wish against big-sis who resides in Mullingar, or any of the other 18k residents there, I just want to address bad information. Slán.


I agree. Athlone is counted in two different censuses. Metro-Athlone is far bigger than Mullingar.

Agreed also, where is the €300m town centre being built? (Hint: Not Mullingar, not Tullamore)

is mullingar not the largest town in westmeath? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ger o'connor (talkcontribs) 22:17, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

Cleanup/Class B?[edit]

The "Class B" quality status applied to this article is out of date. It suffers from: Recent creeping POV, spelling issues, badly formatted "copy and paste" jobs from other websites (like the "legend" section), the NN "notables" section, the lack of sources and notability assertions for the "band" and "snooker club" paragraphs (which read like personal webspaces or club notice boards), uncited commentary about "the great need for retailers", and other issues. I will be looking to address some of these issues over the coming weeks. Suggestions on how best to structure this improvement are welcomed. Guliolopez 23:18, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

First things first then: I've reclassified it as per your observations. (Sarah777 21:52, 23 August 2007 (UTC))

Motto and crest?[edit]

The town motto is currently listed as: "Rinné Colman gairé beag searbh". Are there any supporting sources available for this as an official motto? I fully acknowledge that this isn't exhaustative of all sources, but a Google search for this text returns only this Wikipedia article and mirrors/derivatives. Personally I'm unsure about it, as the fada placement is very odd ("Gairé"? "Rinné"? What words/language is this?). And if we assume that this is Irish, Old-Irish, or some variant, then what does it mean? "Colman made a small bitter laugh"? Pardon?

And, while I've got my skeptical hat on, are there any supporting references for this as the Mullingar crest? Maybe it's a relatively new construct from the Chamber of Commerce, but it seems quite convoluted, and uses what can only be described as "non-standard" heraldic symbols. Am I just missing something, or is there relevant symbolism to the duck up the chimney, the waffle iron, the golf flag, or Godzilla in the castle? And yet again we have some cryptic text: "Siggilum commune de Mollinger"? Is this pidgin French? Or Old-English? Is it supposed to read: "The seal of the commune of Mollinger?" "Mollinger"?

I'm half-joking/half-serious here, but are there any sources to confirm the use of this crest and motto at a town, chamber or corporation level? (I'd love for someone to trounce my flippancy and confirm my ignorance with confirmation that both the motto and crest have been in use for 100s of years) Guliolopez (talk) 20:00, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

It's been three months now, and no supporting sources for the use of the "Rinné Colman gairé beag searbh" crest/motto are forthcoming. I'm going to remove it as uncited, unreferenced, and unsourced. Cheers Guliolopez (talk) 12:12, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Combining census numbers[edit]

I reverted a recent edit to combine the rural and urban census numbers. The standard practice in these info boxes is to use the census data by boundary as much as possible. (Hence the infobox has separate entries for rural numbers and town numbers). The 2006 (and 2002) census clearly breaks Mullingar's population down as follows:

NUM  AREA                     '02     '06
089  Mullingar Rural            7012    9575
090  Mullingar North Urban      5366    5327
091  Mullingar South Urban      3458    3627

There is absolutely no reason not to reflect this in the infobox. IE: Town = Urban North + Urban South = 8954. Rural = 9575. Thanks. Guliolopez (talk) 11:40, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Quality[edit]

I've upgraded to a "c" (now that there is a point between start and B). The text needs serious copy-editing; but the content and references etc are good. I note this article suffers particular attention from Friday Night Vandals - and it is "minded" by only a few editors. Sarah777 (talk) 19:05, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

Sailing club?[edit]

Sorry I've never edited a page before so I'm not sure if I'm doing in right. I noticed that in the sports section there is no mention of a sailing club. Does it have the significance to be mentioned? In recent years it has grown dramatically in members and it is one of the most prominent clubs in the country for introducing new members. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 147.252.220.41 (talk) 13:04, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

I have found three mistakes[edit]

Hi, I was looking at the Mullingar page, and noticed three mistakes on the page: 1) In the Rugby section, in the sentance "...the 07/08 season was a very competitive season with all three teams progressing well in there respective leagues...", the wrong "there" is used, it should say "their respective leagues".
2)In the Economy section, "A new site for the IDA Business Park has been sited aloung the new N52 bypass.", the word "along" is spelt wrong; it is spelt "aloung".
3)The link to "Mullingar Chamber of Commerce" under External Links is wrong. It currently links to "http://www.mullingar-chamber.ie/". Mullingar Chambers' web address is "http://mullingarchamber.ie/" (without the -).
Thank you.

109.76.97.205 (talk) 22:19, 19 November 2011 (UTC)  Done Thank you for pointing that out, I've corrected the mistakes. Zidanie5 (talk) 05:15, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Mullingar economy correction / update[edit]

The line about Imperial Tobacco / Van Nelle is out of date. Imperial tobacco formerly closed the factory in 2016. [1] [2] The building has since been purchased by SteriPack Group who have branded it as "National Science Park", including the not-for-profit Irish Manufacturing Research. [3]

I request that the line "The town is also home to a Van Nelle (Ireland) (a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco) factory which has provided employment for many years." should be removed. A replacement line regarding SteriPack and their National Science Park should probably wait until the park's completion.

Wik5v47sd7v (talk) 19:34, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

 Done Thank you for pointing out this change and for providing references. Certes (talk) 20:44, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Mullingar squeezebox[edit]

I was surprised that in the cultural references section there is no mention of the song "Squeezebox in Mullingar Town".

Foster & Allen do a version called "My Mullingar Town", and Ollie Kennedy sings a longer version. Both can be found on youtube.com.

Jane Elderfield (talk) 23:16, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Referencing problem[edit]

I am having difficulty getting the referencing right in relation to an item on writer/director Terry McMahon. If you check the reference list, the reference relating to his IMDB listing shows up only as "[1]", although clicking it does actually lead to his IMDB Page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573084/. Can anyone advise what I'm doing wrong?

That's how an external link appears if it has no following text. I have removed the square brackets to leave a bare URL, then 'fixed' it with ReFill. IMDB is not regarded as a reliable source by the way. William Avery (talk) 07:40, 13 April 2015 (UTC)


Many thanks for that @William Avery, from Lizheen.

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