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An Móta
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53.3936° N 7.6985° W
Province: Leinster
County: County Westmeath
Dáil Éireann: Westmeath
European Parliament: East
Population (2006)
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Moate (Irish: An Móta) is a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Global Positioning System (GPS), is currently the only fully-functional Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... The island of Ireland was historically divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced IPA: ). After the partition of Ireland in 1921, what became the Republic of Ireland comprised 26 of these, with Northern Ireland comprising the remaining six. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Mullingar Code: WH Area: 1,764 km² Population (2006) 79,403 Website: www. ... The Dáil Chamber Dáil Éireann[1] is the lower house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of Ireland. ... Westmeath is a constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. ... The European Parliament (formerly European Parliamentary Assembly) is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... East is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Statistics Province: Leinster County Town: Mullingar Code: WH Area: 1,764 km² Population (2006) 79,403 Website: www. ...

The name An Móta is derived directly from the term motte-and-bailey as the Normans built an example of this type of fortification here (date TBC). The earthwork is still visible behind the buildings on the main street. A motte-and-bailey is a form of castle. ... Norman conquests in red. ...

The town later became an important marketplace and Quaker village. There are several extant examples of Quaker houses on the main street and the wide Main street is typical of an Irish marketplace (another example would be Ballymahon). Ballymahon (Irish: ) is a small town in the southern part of County Longford, Ireland. ...

The town is situated near the Bellair bog and Athlone, along the N6 route between Dublin and Galway. It is a notorious bottleneck on this route and is scheduled to be bypassed when the Kilbeggan-Athlone section of the upgraded N6 opens in 2008. A disused railway runs through the town, built by the Midland Great Western Railway to connect Dublin and Galway (now served by another route). Moate has a great tradition of Gaelic football and a decent Intermediate football team. Lütt-Witt Moor, a bog in Henstedt-Ulzburg in northern Germany. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... The N6 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, connecting Dublin to Galway (by connecting from the M4 motorway at Kinnegad) across the midlands of Ireland. ... A directional road sign in the Republic of Ireland on an other road (not a national road) at Portlaoise, County Laois, including patches for national roads and advance warning of bridge height restrictions. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... Kilbeggan (Irish: Cill Bheagáin) is a town located in County Westmeath, Ireland. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) main line extended from Broadstone in Dublin to the Midlands (Athlone) and onwards to Galway and Clifden in what is now the Republic of Ireland. ... Most rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... Gaelic football (Irish: Peil or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, Gaelic or GAA (gah), is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ...

Moate is a growing town with many new businesses being attracted to it; for example, it has a supermarket, a hardware store, an Internet Cafe / Computer Store and over twelve pubs. It has been the site of many new building ventures in recent years, for example at the site of where the old convent stood there now stands a complex of apartments and retail.

Mount Temple, Moate is the birth place of model and artist Nuala Holloway. She is the only woman from the county to become Miss Ireland. She represented Ireland at the Miss International beauty pageant in Okinawa, Japan in 1975. Nuala became a well known fashion and photographic model, appearing in numerous magazines and newspapers. As an actress she appeared in TV commercials and films such as The First Great Train Robbery with actor Sean Connery. She has since moved from modelling to focus on her talents as an artist. In 2006 she returned to her home town of Moate for her first solo exhibition of art-work. Nuala Holloway is a model, actress, Miss Ireland, artist and academic. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is best known as the first actor to portray James Bond on film. ...

The town has a strong musical tradition with many young bands coming out of the town. it is the home of country 'legends' Tony Allen (of Foster & Allen Fame) TR Dallas and Ray Lynam. It also hosts a thriving Recording Studio that caters for all types of Music. Recent Bands doing the Pub Scene are Merge, Filmore East & Lesser Self - all good rock bands. Foster & Allen is an Irish duo formed in 1975 by Tony Allen and Mick Foster, performing a blend of easy listening and folk music. ...

It also hosts a theatre called 'Tuar Ard' which was once the site of the old St. Patricks hall. It is the venue for Plays, seminars and classical concerts, as well as rock gigs and Presentations.

The Main School is Moate Community School, renowned for producing good academic results, and has a strong emphasis on discipline. Its sister is Moate Business College, which is a PLC college providing courses from everything form performance arts to information technology.

On the western side of the town is the heritage centre Dun na Si, which includes a genealogy centre, recreations of various types of indigenous dwellings and preserved farm machinery.

The former gaol, part of the old Courthouse, contains a small but interesting museum containing artifacts found in the area dating from the Stone Age through to the modern era.

See also: List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

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