- A JUST TRANSITION FOR THE MIDLANDS REGION
14th February 2020
- MidlandsIreland.ie Audit of Co-working Facilities in the Region
14th January 2020
- Ministers announce funding call for more Greenways
13th January 2020
- Jobs in IDA Ireland client companies in the Midlands region grew by 40% over the course of IDA’s strategy ‘Winning 2015 – 2019’. Regional Investments increase by 50% over the past 5 years. 44% of all investment won in 2019 went to the regions.
9th January 2020
- Minister Humphreys announces over €40m for 26 Projects to drive job creation in the regions
8th January 2020
- IDA Ireland achieves all targets in ‘Winning – Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019’ Strategy
8th January 2020
- **NEW** REMOTE WORKING TRAINEESHIP13 January - 24 July 2020 Midlands Skills Centre, Unit 25E Axis Business Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly R35 TF80
- What's On in Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise1 February - 31 May 2020 Portlaoise, Co Laois
- BACKSTAGE THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE LONGFORD1 February - 30 April 2020 Longford Town
- Birr Theatre and Arts Centre February Line Up1 February - 31 May 2020 Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co Offaly
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.