- Offaly 2016…… your invitation to participate
19th January 2015
- Offaly Greenways Strategy Consultation
19th January 2015
- Offaly Arts Act Grants 2015
9th January 2015
- Arts Act Grants 2015 in Laois
8th January 2015
- Enterprise Ireland's Local Enterprise Office Graduate Programme
6th January 2015
- Classes return at Áras an Mhuilinn
5th January 2015
- Launch of 'The Romantique' Exhibition30 January 6:00 pm - 26 February 2015 Revival Gallery, Moneygall
- Ballycumber Drama Group present "Callaghan's Place" by John McDwyer.31 January 8:30 pm - 1 February 2015 Ballycumber Community Centre
- Catherine Fulvio Cookery Demonstration, Athlone Hockey Club5 February 2015 6:30 pmThe Athlone Springs
- Where did they all go? Irish Emigration in the 19th Century13 February 2015 7:00 pmEdenderry Town Hall
- National Enterprise Week23 February - 27 February 2015
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.