Tracks and Trails with Blathnaid Tracey RTE1

Don’t miss out on “Tracks & Trails” with Blathnaid Treacy this Friday June 11th at 7:30pm on RTE1.


Delighted to see some of Westmeath’s finest tracks and trails being showcased on the new RTE programme on Friday with the wonderful Irish TV and Radio Presenter Blathnaid Treacy.


Featured on the show will be the Old Rail Trail, the long-distance cycling and walking trail which passes through the heart of the Irish Midlands and connects Athlone to Mullingar and is a 42km stretch of the former railway. She will be joined by GAA all-star Dessie Dolan as they cycle their way along the trail.


We will also get to see the ancient Hill of Uisneach a heritage site like to other with ancient landscapes steeped in history, culture, and mythology. Uisneach offers public tours alongside events like the upcoming summer solstice and mindfulness and foraging workshops. To find out more visit www.uisneach.ie


Blathnaid, alongside singer Bressie wander for a mindfulness walk in the Mullaghmeen Forest. An isolated area of forest rising above the farm land of north Westmeath, the summit of Mullaghmeen provides magnificent views north across Lough Sheelin and into the neighbouring county of Cavan.


For more information on Mullaghmeen Forest visit www.coillte.ie/site/mullaghmeen-forest


Another amazing location on the tracks and trails programme, Belvedere House Gardens and Park is just 40 minutes from Athlone town. This beautiful estate has six kilometres of magnificent woodland and lakeshore walks including the ‘Narnia Trail’.

For more information on the Belvedere House Gardens and Park please visit www.belvedere-house.ie



Make sure you turn in to RTE1 at 7:30pm this Friday to view the full episode with Blathnaid Treacy and her experience on the Tracks and Trails in County Westmeath.


Searching for more tracks and trails to discover in Athlone and surrounding areas this summer, check out our recommendations:



For more recommendations visit www.athlone.ie/treks-trails