Mullingar (GB)

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Mullingar is the county town of County Westmeath in Ireland. The Counties of Meath and Westmeath Act ( Henry VIII 34 ) of 1543, proclaimed Westmeath (which then included Longford which separated in 1586) a county, separating it from Meath. Mullingar became the administrative centre for County Westmeath. The town was originally named Maelblatha, and takes its modern name from a mill noted in the legend of Colman of Mullingar. For more information on the town see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullingar , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westmeath

Prior to 1922 Ireland issued stamps of Great Britain


Postmark Examples[edit]

Detail from 1840 Cover sent from Westmeath Penitentiary, Mullingar (See below)

Cover Examples[edit]

1840 Cover sent from Westmeath Penitentiary, Mullingar