Laois filmmaker needs your help!

A young up and coming filmmmaker, Reuben Harvey from Abbeyleix, County Laois is certainly one to watch. Just 22 years of age, he is shooting his final graduate film for Dun Laoghaire National Film School IADT, at the end of January in his hometown of Abbeyleix. Last year, he won a Royal Television Society Undergraduate […]

Midlands nominated for 8 Irish Wedding Venue Awards

Wedding venues across the Midlands are celebrating after receiving a total of 8 nominations in the finals of the Annual Irish Wedding Venue Awards. The annual awards recognise the best in venues, special places and spaces, rewarding excellence, high quality and unique offerings to make a special day truly special. This year, 47 of […]

Family walks in the Midlands over Christmas

Fancy walking off the Christmas turkey, taking a little breather from the in-laws or just dragging your child away from their brand new Nintendo Switch over Christmas? Here are the ‘Midlands Walks of Christmas’, both forest and trail ways, to help you shake off the cobwebs. So lace up your boots, get your scarves ready […]

Midlands Hotels & Resorts receive 9 nominations in Gold Medal Award

The Best Hotels and Resorts across the Midlands have received 9 nominations in this years Gold Medal Awards, which celebrate the Best in Hospitality in Ireland each year. There are nominations for hotels and destinations right across the region, from 5 Star Hotel Spa Experience, to Leading Green Hotel, in the awards which are now […]

€68 million in EU Just Transition Funding allocated to Tourism in Ireland’s Midlands

Tourism across the Midlands region is set to be transformed through a regenerative tourism scheme which will be funded by the Just Transition Fund. €68million has been allocated to the National Tourism Development Authority, Failte Ireland, to implement a Regenerative Tourism & Placemaking Scheme for Ireland’s Midlands. The focus of the scheme is to provide […]

Well that beats Banagher!

Banagher is looking good! The Banagher Painting Scheme has been completed, have a look at the photos. The aim of the Scheme was to improve the visual appearance of the town on the approach from the Marina. Funded under a Department of Rural and Community Development initiative, applications were received from eligible property owners in […]

Over €1.2m for Midlands under Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors

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A total of 5 projects across the Midlands will share in a new fund under the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy. Launched by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, the goal is to make Ireland a destination of choice internationally for outdoor adventures. Building from a ground-up, locally led approach, over €1.2 million […]

€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 […]

Rock of Dunamase book launches

The High Fortress: A Guide to the Rock of Dunamase will launch this Wednesday, 23rd November at 7.15pm in the Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise. The High Fortress, sees experts sift the evidence to tell the story of Dunamase and its surrounding territory from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century, in a clear, accessible way. The […]

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 […]