- 4th STEP Interreg IVC Newsletter Now Available
24th February 2014
- Brendan Gleeson endorses FilmOffaly Vendor Card
18th February 2014
- EnterpriseStart Workshop
14th February 2014
- Calling All Regional Food Producers
10th February 2014
- Find Lakelands Treasures in an App! A treasure hunt, a photo game, a heritage guide!
5th February 2014
- Local Graduate Artists Exhibit Together
31st January 2014
- Famine Textiles Exhibition29 January - 12 March 2014 Public Access Arts, JKL Street, Edenderry
- Famine Textiles29 January - 12 March 2014 Public Access Arts, JKL Street, Edenderry
- The Promise – Edenderry artist’s depiction of the post Celtic Tiger landscape28 February - 28 March 2014 Aras an Chontae, Tullamore
- Mullingar St. Patrick's Day Parade17 March 2014 Mullingar
- Tullamore St Patrick’s Day Parade17 March 2014 11:00 amTullamore
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.