Set in the heart of the lakelands and inland waterways, the Midland Region offers an excellent selection of activities for all visitors to the region: from activity breaks to sight-seeing tours. With numerous heritage sites, breath-taking views, mountains, canals and bogs, it is sure not to disappoint. Experience the Céad Míle Fáilte for yourself - a visit to the Irish Midlands is a must!
Athlone - Baile Átha Luain
An ideal place for touring or based holidays this busy and prosperous town has a wide range of tourist attractions, top class accommodation and excellent restaurants each with its own distinctive character catering for all the family. The town’s riverside location opening on to Lough Ree is the cornerstone of its attractions and the source of its natural beauty.
Read more ... www.athlone.ie, www.discoverireland.ie/athlone
Tullamore - Tulach Mhór
A beautiful town, planned in classical style early in the 19th century, Tullamore is a great centre for boating and fishing and enjoying golf and all sorts of country pursuits such as walking, riding, golf and looking at old and distinguished buildings and parkland.
Read more ... www.discoverireland.ie/tullamore, www.offaly.ie
Mullingar - An Muileann gCearr
The County Town of Westmeath, Mullingar is a thriving business, administrative and industrial centre. It is located on the River Brosna and midway between Lough Ennell, Owel and Derravaragh, which service the amenity needs of the town and is encircled by the Royal Canal which with its locks links Dublin with the River Shannon. This canal is now navigable to Abbeyshrule in neighbouring County Longford.
Read more .... www.discoverireland.ie/mullingar, www.discoverireland.ie/lakelands
Portlaoise - Port Laoise
The county capital of Laois, on the main roads from Dublin to the south and southwest, Portlaoise is a vibrant town with shops, pubs and clubs, all sorts of places to stay and easy access to a wide range of things to do.
Read more... www.discoverireland.ie/portlaoise, Laois Tourism
Longford - An Longfort
In lovely Longford the visitor is never far from water. Take your pick from the River Shannon, Lough Ree, the River Inny and Lough Gowna where the angler can enjoy the finest fishing. The Royal Canal joins the Shannon at Clondra with its magnificent cut stone harbour.
Read more... www.discoverireland.ie/longford, Longford Tourism