- National Business Conference on Climate Change set for the Midlands
9th September 2019
- €150m Energy Storage project in Midlands, with over 120 jobs in construction phase
4th September 2019
- Enterprise Ireland Awards Capital Funding in Excess of € 1.1 Million to Athlone Institute of Technology's APT and COMAND Technology Gateways
31st July 2019
- Traffic Management Plan for Shane Lowry Homecoming on Tuesday 23rd July 2019 in Clara
23rd July 2019
- Robotics & Drives – CONFIRM Research Partnership
17th July 2019
- Slieve Bloom MTB update
16th July 2019
- Creating Economic and Business Opportunities from Climate Change9 October 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 almost 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.