- MRTT welcomes the Progress Report on Just Transition & Call for Just Transition Fund (Stage 1)
23rd May 2020
- Just Transition Fund & EU Start Engagement Process
22nd May 2020
- Just Transition Progress Report is published - Just Transition Fund Open
22nd May 2020
- Phase 1 of the Reopening of our Country begins today - Monday 18th May
18th May 2020
- MREP positions the Midlands to Grow Enterprise and Attract new business to the Midland Region
13th May 2020
- IBEC LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW "REBOOT AND REIMAGINE" CAMPAIGN
12th May 2020
- Just Transition Fund & the EU Start Engagement Process22 May 4:00 pm - 12 June 2020 5:00 pmMidland Regions in Transition
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.