Mullingar is an Irish town located in the province of Leinster. It has a population of 20,928. The Irish name for the town is ‘An Muileann gCearr’, meaning ‘the incorrect mill’. It has always been a market town with a long tradition of cattle-trading. This came to an end in 2003 however, when the cattle market was closed for the development of a commercial and residential scheme. The main tourist attractions are the nearby lakes, Lough Owel, Lough Derravaragh and Lough Ennell, popular among fishers. Another point of interest is the nearby Belvedere House and Gardens, a hunthing lodge built in 1740.