- Westmeaths Culture Night 2014
25th August 2014
- Lough Boora’s Battle of Giants – Sunday 24 August 2014
18th August 2014
- Offaly Innovation Centre – Expressions of interests are now being sought
13th August 2014
- Irish Times features Culture in the Midlands
12th August 2014
- LaoisSummer Arts Programme 2014
6th August 2014
- Job Opportunities for Musicians
25th July 2014
- National Heritage Week23 August - 31 August 2014
- Sunday evening fun with Robert Gogan and friends!31 August 2014 8:30 pmJimmy’s Bar, Rathwire
- Driving Company-led Innovation in the Midlands3 September 2014 8:30 amAIT
- Rashina Vintage Club's Threshing & Working Field Day14 September 2014 12:00 pm
- Music Network presents Chris Stout, Catriona McKay and Séamus Begley16 September 2014 8:00 pmLAOIS Methodist Church, Railway Street, Portlaoise
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.