- The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2020 has been published.
7th October 2020
- Engenuity Midlands Engineering Network are to represent Ireland at the European Enterprise Promotional Awards for 2020 in Berlin this November.
1st October 2020
- Just Transition Fund - Strand 1 Projects Announced
9th September 2020
- FUTURE EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS IN THE IRISH MIDLANDS
28th August 2020
- LAUNCH OF NEW MNCF DIRECTORY OF CO-WORKING FACILITIES IN MIDLANDS REGION 2020/21
30th July 2020
- Public Consultation on Guidance for Remote Working
20th July 2020
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.