- IDA Ireland Announces Entry into Lease Agreement with Aerie Pharmaceuticals for New Manufacturing Plant in Athlone
13th January 2017
- Enterprise Ireland launches €750,000 fund for start-ups
12th January 2017
- The IDA expects around 50 jobs to be created in Athlone
10th January 2017
- Enterprise Ireland end of year statement 2016
9th January 2017
- 2016 marks second year of record growth for IDA Ireland- Companies adding 11,842 jobs net
3rd January 2017
- €30M Grant scheme for improved sports facilities and equipment
21st December 2016
- Snow White & Bosco21 January 2017 2:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Rams (Hrutar)24 January 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Shake Fest4 March - 6 March 2017 Charleville Castle Tullamore Offaly
- St Patrick’s Festival16 March - 19 March 2017 Kilcormac & Tullamore
- JCB Dancing Diggers Show21 April - 22 April 2017 Molloy’s Quarry Tinnycross Tullamore
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.