- Forgotten Archaeological Monuments Wanted
3rd February 2017
- Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Programme 2017
3rd February 2017
- Public Consultation on new National Planning Framework Launched
2nd February 2017
- Action Plan for Jobs 2017 targets 45,000 new jobs
1st February 2017
- Minister Humphreys announces plans to invest more than €28m
31st January 2017
- LAOIS Arts Awards & Opportunities
27th January 2017
- Tullamore Musical Society presents:- Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street19 February 8:00 pm - 25 February 2017 Tullamore GAA Centre
- Banagher Musical Society presents: 9 to 523 February 8:00 pm - 25 February 2017 Banagher College, Coláiste na Sionna
- John B. Keanes :- The Successful TD25 February 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Our Little Sister28 February 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Shake Fest4 March - 6 March 2017 Charleville Castle Tullamore Offaly
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.