'New History Book Will Help Resolve Westmeath's Identity Crises'

The book was officially launched in Athlone last night.

It's a 900-page book about the history of the Lake County.

A 900-page book documenting the history of Westmeath will help resolve any identity crises in the county, according to one contributor. 

Westmeath: History and Society contains 35 essays on the social, archeological and political background of the Lake County. 

It's the 29th in the series of county histories being assembled by the publishers. 

Karmen Murtagh says the inhabitants of Westmeath will learn plenty about themselves:


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