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 […]
There’s a reason ‘addicted to progress’ is written in neon lights over Padraig Browne’s new venture in business. Known for the provenance and quality of their food, Padraig and his family are no strangers to progress. At 40 Padraig moved from Waterford to work in the meat business in the midlands. At 57 and three […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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. […]
Glamping and Camping Spots In The Magical Midlands From Hobbit Houses To Stage Coaches! A new tourism initiative could see a new network of camping and glamping sites, as well as pitches, along the country’s rivers, lakes, and canals. Waterways Ireland is exploring the possibility of developing up to 50 sites at key locations nationwide […]
The World’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance attracts over 500,000 visitors each year. Currently hosted in its spiritual home of Mullingar, the week-long event is like nothing else in Ireland.
The 130km Royal Canal Greenway has been officially launched and is now the country’s longest greenway.
The Royal Canal Greenway passes through counties Longford, Westmeath, Meath & Kildare. There are 14 connecting access points and towns along the route including Maynooth, Enfield, Mullingar and Longford town. Waterways Ireland says:‘The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in […]
Laois & Offaly to receive a total of €770,000 to improve routes, trails & signage in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D., has today announced over €6 million for 14 large-scale projects under Measure 3 of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme of which Laois will receive €270k and Offaly will receive €500k. Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said : “I know how important our outdoor amenities have been […]