Local Historian Contacts

General Historian  Ruth ILLingworth

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Ruth ILLingworth

Ruth ILLingworth is a lecturer ,writer ,broadcaster and tour guide.  She is a history  graduate of NUI  Maynooth .

Ruth teaches Irish History to visiting American students, as well as lecturing to
historical societies around the Midlands and elsewhere in Ireland. Ruth is currently President of the Westmeath Historical and Archaeological Society and provides guided tours of historic and literary Mullingar. She also works with local
schools on local history projects providing tours for school children

Ruth resides in Mullingar .She  has a great general Historical  knowledge of Mullingar and Westmeath  and has several published  history  books about  Mullingar and Westmeath  . She can be contacted on ruthillingworthmullingar@gmail.com

Military & Social  Historian  Jason McKevitt


Jason McKevitt  B.A ( Hons) H Dip.F .ED  is an Under- Grad and Post -Grad of Maynooth University . He teaches in further education .He is a member of Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society . He is  a world authority of  all things Military connected to  Mullingar and Westmeath and is regularly consulted on the  former Military Barracks Columb Barracks .

He has written  occasional Historical/Social articles for the Local newspapers in Westmeath and regular contributor to articles in a military magazine ,  An Cosantóir (Magazine of the Irish Defence Forces) .He has  Historically related articles published in the Communications Workers Union Connect magazine and have also been published in the An Post Newsletter “Post News” .

Jason McKevill can be contacted by email    jasonmckevitt@gmail.com


Tom Hunt Historian  : Irish  Sport ,  Irish Sport History  and Olympic Games Specialist

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Mullingar resident and Waterford Native Tom Hunt is a doctor of history with a PhD from De Montfort University, Leicester, England. He has many Sport books under his belt . His latest book The little book of Irish Athletics, has got rave reviews from sport writers and critics alike. Tom is a world authority on world track and field athletic achievement at Olympic, World and European championship level . He is also a  an authority on Irish Sport locally  and achievements  Natioally and  Internationally . He has a vast knowledge on everything GAA.

You can contact Tom Hunt by email  at    tomhunt94@gmail.com 

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