Over €1.8 million to upgrade 18 Community Centres across the Midlands region

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, along with the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD, have today announced funding of over €1.8 million for the upgrade and development of 18 Community Centres across Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. The announcement under the new Community Centre Investment Fund represents the largest ever capital investment […]

Technimark to create 80 jobs with €26m investment in Longford facility

Technimark, a global manufacturing leader for the healthcare market, announced today that it will create 80 new highly skilled roles over the next two years as it expands its operations in Longford, with a 50,000-square-foot addition, doubling the size of its existing plant. Technimark will be investing €26 million to expand the facility’s capacity in […]

€500,000 for North Longford Trail

Longford has been given a significant tourism with the news of €500,000 in funding for the region’s north Longford Rebel Trail. The funding, announced by Minister Heather Humphreys, has been allocated for the Drumlish to Monaduff section of the trail which was officially opened in 2020. Cllr Paraic Brady thanked Minister Heather Humphreys, Senator Michael […]

Ireland’s first ever National Hub Summit launched in Athlone

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today made a series of announcements in support of Remote Working as she launched the first ever National Hub Summit. The Summit in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone brought together the first ‘in-person’ gathering of businesses, hub managers and policy makers, less than 18 months after […]

Community Monuments Fund 2023 – Call for Projects

€6 million will be invested in next year’s Community Monuments Fund helping owners and custodians of archaeological monuments to safeguard them into the future.The core aims of the Community Monuments Fund are to conserve, maintain, protect and promote local monuments and historic sites. Core Aims of the Fund The core aims of this Fund are […]

Midlands Christmas Markets, when & where!

It is that time of year again where Christmas Markets are getting their stalls ready around the midlands. Packed with local food and crafts, mulled wine and Santa’s grottos, you dont have to go abroad to find your little bit of Christmas before the big day! As early as this Saturday, local markets from Clonmellon […]

Longford store wins Fashion & Footwear Store of the Year!

Longford retailer ‘Fabiani’ was named Fashion & Footwear Store of the Year at the AIBMS Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2022. Overall Retail Excellence Ireland, announced 10 winners at the glamorous awards ceremony last weekend. The awards, in association with AIB Merchant Services, were hosted in the Galmont Hotel in Galway and were attended by 500 […]

Brilliant line-up at Ballymahon Film Festival

The Still Voices Film Festival begins this week in Ballymahon, Mullingar and Athlone! The community-focused, international film festival, based in Ballymahon, has grown in stature since it began in 2014. It is certainly a quality programme, packed with film screenings, panels and workshops, as well as the always popular children’s animation workshop. Short films are […]

Men’s Sheds in the Midlands to get €62,000.

Every Men’s Shed in the country will receive €2,000, as part of a nationwide grant of  €800,000 from the Department of Social Protection. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced the funding to support 400 Men’s Sheds across the country. She said “I’m delighted to be in a position to support our […]

New Glamping site proposed for Laois

A new glamping site could be on it’s way to the Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Laois. A planning application for ten glamping pods has been lodged to Laois County Council. The proposed development was made by John Maher for Cappanagraigue, Clonaslee on the Maher family farm. He is looking to “construct a glamping development consisting of […]