- Launch of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan to 2024
1st March 2022
- Our Rural Future: Minister Humphreys announces €21.5 million for 27 landmark regeneration projects nationwide
6th January 2022
- Minister Ryan announces launch of public consultation on Ireland’s Territorial Just Transition Plan
29th December 2021
- Government approve and publish Annex of Actions to Climate Action Plan 2021.
15th December 2021
- New national Quality Standards Framework for Ireland’s Enterprise Hub, Co-working and Remote Working sector unveiled by Minister Damien English TD, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment.
5th November 2021
- Government publishes Climate Action Plan 2021 - Securing our Future.
4th November 2021
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.