County Westmeath (/wɛstˈmiːð/; Irish: Contae na hIarmhí) is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster. It is named after the ancient kingdom of Meath (Old Irish: Mide) following the division of the kingdom. Westmeath County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 86,164 according to the 2011 census.
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“In the county there are thirty-seven churches
and no butcher shop. This could be taken
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—Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)