Midlands Food & Drink wins 18 Awards at Blas na hEireann 2022

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It was a hugely successful event for Midlands Food and Drink Producers at the prestigious Blas na hEireann Awards 2022 in Dingle. The region won a total of 18 Awards, including Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well as a number of Chef’s Larder Awards. The winning producers showcase the quality and broad flavours of Midlands […]

New Variety of courses in Further Education


Thinking of starting a new course, something new, and looking for something a little different? Did you know that along with many of the courses on offer in Further Education, you can now study Science, Sound Engineering, Music Performance or even Digital Media with your local Education and Training Board? There are dozens of Community […]

Solar Farm for Offaly

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Offaly County Council has given the green light for a large solar farm in Edenderry. The Solar farm will be located on a 117-hectare development south of Edenderry. On the sight, PV panels will be constructed on metal frames, new access tracks and 22 MV Power Stations. The solar farm would be operational for 40 […]

New Film Studios for Mullingar

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Hammerlake Studios are planning a 460,000sq.ft Studio Campus in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. The development may become Ireland’s largest film studio facility. It is set to produce movies and shows for the global market and create 1,000 jobs in Lough Sheever Business Park. 300 construction staff will be employed during the building phase, with the first phase […]

Midlands Hospice Gets Go Ahead


GREEN LIGHT! €20 Million Funding Announced For Midlands Hospice!The government has announced €20 Million in funding for the construction of a 20-bed facility at Tullamore Regional Hospital. The Midlands Region has been fighting for it’s own Centre of Excellence for decades. This is great news for a campaign and story that has been running for […]

Midlands celebrates at Irish Restaurant Awards

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It was a great night for Midlands Food and Drink at the Irish Restaurant Awards, with the Leinster awards seeing the best in food and drink from our region celebrated at a big annual event for the industry in association with The Irish Times. The quality of food and drink in the Midlands region continues […]

Birr Castle Hot Air Ballooning

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The 50th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships takes place in Birr, Co Offaly, from Saturday 24th to Friday 30th September 2022. The skies above the town will be filled with Hot Air Balloons in a brilliant display for all the family. Balloons are scheduled to launch twice each day, weather permitting, at approximately 7:30am and […]

Culture Night 2022

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Culture Night is one of the biggest nights in the Arts calendar, we take a look at what’s happening in the Midlands this year. OFFALY are be central to RTÉ’s Culture Night special. They broadcast live from Lough Boora Discovery Park on RTÉ One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a selection of guest artists perform. […]

Midlands win big at IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award 2022

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Two Midlands companies win Big at the 2022 Irish Manufacturing Research Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards which took place in the Kilashee Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare last Friday. No strangers to Awards, Mersus Technologies in Athlone who won ‘Best Training and Development Programme’ for their work with Boston Scientific Cork, in an award sponsored […]

Ploughing 2022 opens in Ratheniska

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All roads lead to Ratheniska, Co. Laois for the next 3 days, as the Midlands plays host to the National Ploughing Association / Championships and World Ploughing Championships 2022. With 300,000 visitors due to attend over the course of the event, it’s one of the biggest events in the country, with up to 1,700 exhibitions […]