- 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
- Stage 2 - Just Transition Fund Now Open
19th June 2020
- Midlands Regional Transition Team welcomes the large number of project registrations from the START Engagement Process and the Just Transition Fund (Stage 1)
16th June 2020
- MIDLANDS REGION SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
8th June 2020
- WATCH IRISH RURAL LINK'S WEBINAR ON JUST TRANSITION IN MIDLANDS
8th June 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.