- Laois Bealtaine Programme 2015
14th April 2015
- Midlands Feis Ceoil to Hit all the Right Notes with Ireland’s Finest Young Musicians
13th April 2015
- Saibhreas-opening Saturday 11 April at 3.00pm in Damer House
7th April 2015
- Uisneach Fire Festival - Early Bird Announcement
2nd April 2015
- 1,000 jobs for Longford as Center Parcs plan Ballymahon Resort
2nd April 2015
- BAD BANTER - OFFALY YOUTH THEATRE SHOUTS OUT!
1st April 2015
- Exhibition by Willie Redmond –‘Aspects’.1 April - 30 April 2015 Edenderry Library
- Timescape by Maura Fahy13 April 9:00 am - 1 May 2015 4:00 pmAras an Chontae, Tullamore
- The Trench Award - Midland Musicians of the Future Gala Concert19 April 2015 7:30 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- St. Cronan’s Association Photography Exhibition20 April - 1 May 2015 Birr Library
- Film@BirrTheatre – Mr. Turner21 April 2015 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
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 more than 282,000 people or 6% of the national population 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.