- Midland Regional Energy Seminar set for Tullamore, Thursday, October 15th 2015
1st October 2015
- National Cultural Strategy – Culture 2025
30th September 2015
- National Tree Huggers’ Contest - he search for Ireland’s most loveable tree commences
30th September 2015
- NEW OFFALY TOURISM BRAND TO CREATE 700 JOBS
28th September 2015
- Culture Night in Laois
24th September 2015
- Part 8 for the Grand Canal Blueway from Digby Bridge to Turraun
18th September 2015
- Launch of Barcelona by members of the Slieve Bloom Photography Club14 October 2015 12:30 pmAras an Chontae Tullamore
- Midland Regional Energy Seminar15 October 2015 9:00 amTullamore Court Hotel
- Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story16 October 2015 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Sculpture Launch16 October 2015 7:00 pmArden View Family Resource Centre Tullamore
- Music Network presents Zaïde Quartet17 October 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.