- From Youth Theatre to the Silver Screen
15th September 2014
- OFFline ON Set Filmmaking Boot Camp 2014
3rd September 2014
- Offaly Culture Night
1st September 2014
- Birr Hosts FilmOffaly Awarded Film ‘The Debt’
29th August 2014
- Offaly Youth Theatre is back!
29th August 2014
- Foundation14 Arts Festival
27th August 2014
- Photographic Arts Exhibition5 September - 15 October 2014 Revival Art Gallery, Moneygall
- Launch of People Met Places Been An Exhibition of Photographs by Veronica Nicholson10 September 6:30 pm - 26 September 2014 Edenderry Library
- Foundation 14 Arts Festival15 September - 28 September 2014 Various Venues Tullamore
- Film, Food and the Art of Still Life with Patricia Hurl and Therry Rudin16 September 7:30 pm - 30 September 2014 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Grand Canal Offaly Floating Festival (GCOFF):Memorabilia Exhibition & Photo Competition Display19 September - 27 September 2014
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.