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Transport Links

The Midlands is the best-connected region in Ireland, bordering 5 of the 7 other regions on the island.

Transport Links


The Midlands is well-served by a network of motorways, with the M4, M6, M7, M8 and M9 meaning fast access to key coastal cities, airports and ports.

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There are 5 major rail routes within the region, connecting the region with frequent services to key coastal cities.

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Typically within 60 to 90 minutes of Ireland’s main international airports at Dublin, Shannon and Cork, connected by Motorway network and dedicated public transport from key urban centres.

Dublin Airport

Shannon Airport 

Cork Airport 


Over 250 connection points across the region, combining local, regional and intercity services, connecting the region to the main coastal cities and urban centres.

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Central location means easy access to key ports throughout the county include Dublin, Cork, Rosslare and Shannon Foynes.

Dublin Port

Cork Port

Rosslare Port

Shannon Foynes Port

Cycling and Walking

The Midlands region is well-connected for walking and cycling, with recent years seeing major investment into a national network of Greenways which traverse the country, and connect many of our towns and villages, both for tourism and for transport

Royal Canal Greenway 

Old Rail Trail

Grand Canal Greenway 

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Midlands Region

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Midlands Region

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