Lough Owel

Milly's letter to her father mentions two Mullingar attractions. She reports that "There is to be a concert in the Greville Arms on Saturday," and that she and the Coghlans, her employers at the photo shop, are "going to lough Owel on Monday with a few friends to make a scrap picnic." The Greville Arms is an upscale hotel in the center of Mullingar. Lough Owel is a glacial lake about four miles long, lying about four miles northwest of the town.

John Hunt 2017

The front of the Greville Arms Hotel in Mullingar. Source: www.hotel-r.net.

The coffee shop in the Greville Arms. Source: www.grevillearmshotel.ie.

Pier with diving board in Lough Owel, in a 2007 photograph by sarah777. Source: www.geograph.ie.