People’s Discovery Visitor Attraction: A €30m Sustainable Gem mooted for the Midlands

In a bid to transform eco-tourism in the Midlands, plans for a ground-breaking €30 million visitor experience, the People’s Discovery Visitor Attraction, are in development. Nestled in the heart of Ballaghurt Bog in Co. Offaly, the visionary project would centre on sustainability and environmental education. The project is led by Peatlands and People in collaboration […]

Midlands hosts VEX Robotics Regional Finals

The Midlands hosted the regional finals of the 2024 VEX Robotics Competition in Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore on Tuesday 23rd January, with over 200 secondary school students from across the Midlands region taking part. The competition brings Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning to life with students taking part in a game-based engineering challenge to […]

Midlands towns score highly in Work Life Balance Index 2024

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Towns across the Midlands have performed strongly in the Work Life Balance Index for 2024. The annual index researches Ireland’s towns for local services, hybrid working, family life and leisure to find the best places to live and work. The Work-Life Balance Index includes: The Midlands Winners The best performing town in the region […]

‘Ideas Made Real’ Schools STEM Programme launched by IMR in Mullingar

The Midlands is Pioneering the Future of Innovation with the official launch of the new “Ideas Made Real” programme, an initiative of Irish Manufacturing Research in Mullingar. The dynamic platform is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of visionaries, creators, and leaders by working with schools, students and enterprise to highlight the possibilities of a […]

The Future is Fiorbhia Farm, Laois

“I’m the only one in Ireland doing this!” Laois regenerative farmer, Brendan Guinan is talking about agroforestry, which is defined as ‘agriculture incorporating the cultivation of trees’. Brendan tells me “here in Fiorbhia Farm in Laois, it is the only 100pc biological agro-forest in Ireland”. Using no chemicals, electricity, or outhouses, he has transformed a 30-acre […]

Abbeyleix Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2023 in big day for the Midlands

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (6 October) announced Abbeyleix, Co. Laois as Ireland’s Tidiest Town for 2023. Over 600 TidyTowns volunteers were present at the SuperValu TidyTowns awards ceremony at Croke Park in Dublin with the event live-streamed to thousands more online. This year, 887 towns were competing for the […]

Midlands Sports Clubs to get over €553,500

As part of a €4.86 million investment from the Department of Sports and Culture, through the Dormant Accounts Funding in Local Sport Partnerships, sport clubs in the midlands are due to receive €553,500 euros in funding. The Dormant Accounts Fund enables unclaimed funds from accounts in credit institutions in Ireland to be utilised to support […]

Midlands success with 37 Medals at the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2023

The reputation and quality of Food & Drink from the Midlands region continues to go from strength to strength, with 37 Medals at the influential Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards 2023. Midlands Food and Drink producers took home a total of 13 Gold Medals, 14 Silver Medals and 10 Bronze Medals at the Awards, […]