- Work starting on major expansion of Longford plant
21st September 2017
- Entente Florale results are in…Congratulations to Abbeyleix
15th September 2017
- Longford's St Joseph's Care Centre primed for multi million euro upgrade
13th September 2017
- Taking Care of Business
13th September 2017
- New Athlone I.T research partnership with Ericsson to be worth up to €3M
11th September 2017
- Start of construction is a landmark for The Midlands
8th September 2017
- Laois International Golf Challenge 201726 September - 28 September 2017 Laois
- The Secret Scripture26 September 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Life Science Career Opportunities - Biopharma, MedTech Engineering Fair28 September 2017 10:00 amAIT International Sports Arena, AIT, Athlone, County Westmeath
- Conal Gallen stars in HOW'S YOUR FATHER?30 September 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- The Salesman3 October 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
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 almost 292,000 people 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.