Discover why the Midlands is one of Ireland’s fastest growing regions, with unspoiled scenery, great culture, career opportunities and much more.
Learn more about the region and why the Midlands may be the right move for you.
The Midlands region encompasses 4 counties, each with their own distinct character. We’re the most connected region in Ireland, being centrally located and within easy reach of key coastal cities. And, with housing prices that are over 40% lower than in cities, the Midlands is also more affordable. Our region is filled with wide-open spaces, mountains, lakes, rivers and peatlands. We also have thriving sports clubs, education options, and a unique arts and festival scene, as well award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes.
Longford is located in the heart of the Lakelands, making it the ideal location for angling, kayaking or perhaps a boat trip to experience the stunning lakes and river first-hand. Most of Longford lies on the River Shannon with Lough Ree forming much of the county’s western boundary.
Often referred to as ‘the Lake County’ due to the abundance of lakes, rivers and waterways, Westmeath is the largest county by population in the Midlands at 95,840. Home to the vibrant university town of Athlone, located on the banks of the Shannon, and Irelands’ music capital, Mullingar.
Offaly is bursting with life, from the forests to the bogs to the well-developed network of towns and villages. The main Offaly towns of Tullamore and Birr are hubs of activity. Offaly is bursting with life, from the forests to the bogs to the well-developed network of towns and villages. The main Offaly towns of Tullamore and Birr are hubs of activity.
Laois is Ireland’s most inland county, lending itself to gorgeous unspoilt landscapes, green forests and ‘the big sky’. Because of it’s connectedness to the road network and it’s central location, Laois has become a world renowned event space for hosting music festival ie. Electric Picnic and The World Ploughing Championships.
Discover a new pace & more space
From vibrant towns, to quiet country villages, the Midlands is a great place to call home. With better value housing, excellent schools, all closer to nature and wide-open spaces, more people than ever are choosing to live in the heart of Ireland.
Discover opportunities to grow & develop
Discover new opportunities, and new career paths in the Midlands. Our regional employers are hiring, with roles in tech, engineering, manufacturing and much more.
Discover your future, wherever you want to go
Learn in an education system that is both creative and practical, from our regional university, Technological University of the Shannon TUS, through to our lifelong learning opportunities. Upskill, reskill, train and grow with the thousands of students who choose to study in the Midlands each year.