- Minister Bruton delivers keynote address at successful Jobs, Skills & Education Fair in Mount Lucas
20th May 2019
- Midlands Firm firm signs €10m deal with global emergency services company
19th March 2019
- MidlandsIreland.ie Audit of Co-working Facilities in the Region
4th March 2019
- New Regional Enterprise Plan for the Midlands
6th February 2019
- Action Plan having a positive impact on rural Ireland – Minister Ring
26th November 2018
- €100 million for projects under Urban Regeneration and Development Fund
26th November 2018
- The Old Fort Quarter Festival 201928 June - 30 June 2019 Laois Music Centre Site & Surrounds, Portlaoise
- Calling Techy Kids ...Brick Flicks, animation workshop!17 July 10:30 am - 19 July 2019 4:30 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co Offaly
- 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Apollo’s Moon Landing at Birr Castle20 July 2019 8:00 pm - 11:30 pmBirr Castle Gardens & Science Centre, Co Offaly
- Event Registration extended to Friday, 7th June for Heritage Week 201917 August - 25 August 2019 Midlands
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, it is home to almose 292,000 people.
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.