Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

What’s in a name?

When the developers created this subdivision, they looked around and said the rolling hills reminded them of Ireland. They looked through county names and decided on Westmeath, originally named because it is west of Meath County. The major industry in Westmeath County in Ireland is farming and agriculture, making it a nice match for this area of Wisconsin! Westmeath_logo_01

Westmeath County has a coat of arms, also known as its civic heraldry. The motto is “Triath os Triathaibh” which translates as “noble above nobility.” The shield is quartered diagonally with a ring at the center. The ring is a symbol of union and fidelity. It also represents the central geographic location of the county in Ireland. The arms and its motto were granted on March 29, 1969.

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