- Government Remains Committed to Getting an Extra 100,000 People at Work by End of 2020
8th March 2018
- Local Enterprise Week set to inspire and motivate thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners nationwide
4th March 2018
- Completion of final section of Royal Canal Greenway in Longford
28th February 2018
- 3,700 new jobs created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office Supported Companies
5th February 2018
- Minister Madigan Launches Programme for European Year of Cultural Heritage
29th January 2018
- Work to begin next month on gas pipeline between Athlone and Longford
24th January 2018
- Film@BirrTheatre – I am not a Witch20 March 2018 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Food Futures 203021 March 2018 9:00 amThe Heritage Killenard
- Johnny McEvoy25 March 2018 8:00 pmTullamore Court Hotel
- Classical Music Lunchtime Concert at Tullamore Library27 March 2018 1:00 pmTullamore Library
- Aslan31 March 2018 Tullamore GAA @ 8pm (hosted by Hugh Lynchs)
Welcome to MidlandsIreland.ie
The Midlands of Ireland is a thriving, vibrant region with opportunities for living, learning, enterprise and tourism. Encompassing the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath, population in the region has risen rapidly in recent years, with almost 292,000 people calling the Midlands home.
Located in the ‘heart’ of Ireland, the Midland Region encompasses the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The landscape of the Midland Region is diverse, dominated by the River Shannon and its callows along the western boundary, interspersed with the lakes, wetlands, bogs, agricultural lands and eskers throughout the central area, the upland area of Slieve Bloom Mountains to the south and the rolling landscape of the Barrow and Nore valley to the south east.
The Midland Region has much to offer the tourist, from both a land based and water based perspective, natural heritage, archaeology, architecture, festivals and food are important land-based associations. Water based visitors can enjoy the River Shannon, the Grand and Royal canals, and the numerous lakes throughout the region which offer opportunities for outdoor activities and pursuits including boating angling, canoeing, cycling, walking and wildlife watching. Associated attractions include Lough Ree Environmental Summer School and the monastic sites of Clonmacnoise, Fore, Ardagh and the islands of Lough Ree. The wetland areas of Lough Boora Parklands and the Slieve Bloom Environmental Park present an innovative way for tourists to interact with the unique landscape of the peatlands.