- AIT receives capital investment for an innovative STEM building
17th October 2017
- Grants Scheme for Storytelling Interpretation 2017
12th October 2017
- Minister Ring announces over €220M for rural Ireland and communities in Budget 2018
11th October 2017
- Minister O’Donovan Signs Ireland up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment
6th October 2017
- Minister Heather Humphreys launches 3rd National Biodiversity Action Plan, 2017 – 2021
5th October 2017
- New €500k Competitive Start Fund targeted at Experienced Business Professional
5th October 2017
- The 4 of Us24 November 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- Pat Shortt - Hows Tings?25 November 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- The Shakespeare Sessions27 November - 28 November 2017 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
- film@birrtheatre - Certain Women28 November 2017 8:00 pmBirr Theatre & Arts Centre
- THE FUREYS19 January 2018 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.