It’s the start of October and you may be wondering what to do as evenings are getting shorter. Mullingar has it all covered – indoors, outdoors, day, evening and night there is always lots to do.

The range of restaurants, bistros and cafes in Mullingar continues to grow – giving you fantastic choices -whether its for a meal out, a celebration or a cup of coffee with friends – you will find something for every pocket in Mullingar.

The towns reputation of gaining Purple Flag status ensures that our night life is second to none and you only need to look at the Events section of   to get an update of all that is happening each night in this great town.

In fact the events section of – as we write  shows over 240 events listed for October alone and many more if you are looking at planning outings in the months ahead.

 Here is just a random browse through  whats happening in Mullingar in October……

If you are looking for something to take up as a hobby or interest, check out the listings for Adult Painting Courses, Creative Writing Courses, Bridge Lessons, Line Dancing Classes , Jiving Classes , Irish Language Classes, Ceili and Set Dancing Classes ( yes its time to start planning for the Fleadh 2000 in Mullingar next year!), and while in this mood check out our Pub Trad sessions, 3 nights a week and of particular mention the Frank Gavigan Memorial Concert on 4th October and the Macalla na hEireann Tour in Aras an Mhuilinn on 7th October. There is also a Fleadh Fundraiser concert featuring Michael English on 8th October.

For relaxed fun and entertainment there is bingo (almost every night of the week), Greyhound racing twice a week,  quiz and trivia nights twice a week, and if you would like to join in a fun singing session check out The Big Sing Thing on 4th October. Maybe your talent extends to taking you to the auditions for “One flew over the cuckoos nest” on 2nd Oct.

For those of you who like  to boogie till late – every weekend you have a choice of late night venues – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For those fond of social dancing there is a John Hogan 3 nights event in the Annbrook House Hotel starting on 13th October – and there is social dancing events every weekend.

For those who fancy a Parkrun or Park walk – we have one every Saturday morning on the Old Rail Trail

Our film Society features “Women at war” on 13th October and you will get full listings for IMC cinema each day on the Events page.

Our very own International singing star Emmet Cahill performs in the Arts Centre on 24th October – and speaking of the Mullingar Arts Centre, there is a vast range of plays, concerts and fun events throughout October, including a visit from Des Bishop on 25th. Check out our full listings on

Belvedere House  – as well as an unmissable place to visit in Mullingar – has a special Halloween Treasure trail on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over the bank Holiday weekend.

Mullingar has a buzzing pub scene – Every night of the week many of our pubs feature great local talent – check out our listings for nightly details and if you like a quiet drink, this is also  well catered for in Mullingar.

We are running out of space and we haven’t got around to a quarter of whats on this month in Mullingar – so check it out for yourself on events section is updated daily,


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