New Youth Orchestra Triumphs At Spectacular Gala Concert In AIT

Following months of rehearsals, members of Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath’s developmental orchestral programme ‘Sinfonietta’ gave their first major public  performance last Saturday, 21 April. The programme which was open to 11-19 year-olds in both counties was developed in partnership with Maynooth University Department of Music. The young ensemble worked tirelessly to prepare for the event with […]

IFAC Climbs In List Of Top Accountancy Firms

In the Finance Magazine annual survey of Ireland’s top accountancy firms published this week, IFAC has moved up to 9th on the list of top 20 firms following a year of strong growth for the accountancy and financial advisory firm.   IFAC provides financial advisory and accounting support to farmers and businesses in the agri, […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards At National Ploughing Championship Open for Applications

Minister Heather Humphreys has opened Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards at the National Ploughing Championships for applications from Irish companies in the agri sector. The awards will take place within the popular Innovation Arena at the heart of the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 18-21 September 2018.   The Innovation Arena is a unique […]

Young SVP Day

The Society of St Vincent de Paul Mid-West hosted their second Young SVP Day in Thomond Park last Wednesday. Young SVP is a youth development programme which aims to provide opportunities for young people to engage in social action in their own communities, encouraging personal and social development. It allows students to learn new skills, […]

Students Don Wellies for Agri Aware’s Farm Walk And Talk

Over 3,000 Leaving Cert Agricultural Science students will close their textbooks and open their minds this Spring as they take to the fields for Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk series. Studentsfrom across urban and rural Ireland will visit Teagasc colleges and research centres nationwide, as well as UCD’s Lyons Research Farm and this year’s newest venue […]

National Ploughing Championships 2017: the AA Roadwatch guide

Following a record crowd last year, Screggan is once again the venue for the National Ploughing Championships; Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Based just outside Tullamore, the three-day event will take place from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st September, bringing all things food, farming and culture to one place. Some 283,000 people […]

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Offaly Cancer Survivors Invited To Annual Conference For Cancer Survivorship 2017

 The Irish Cancer Society is inviting anyone affected by cancer in Offaly to its annual free conference for cancer survivors and their families entitled Living Well with Cancer, which will take place during Cancer Week 2017. The conference takes place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on the 29th and 30th of September. Up to 150,000 people are now […]

Ed “Shearing” Comes To Tullamore Show!

  The buzz of the shears was heard at Agri Aware’s stand at the Tullamore Show last Sunday (August 13th 2017) as Celebrity Chef Edward Hayden mastered his first ever attempt at sheep shearing! Edward was on hand to officially open Agri Aware’s CAP exhibit at the Tullamore Show on Sunday, 13 August 2017. The exhibit was […]

Laois and Offaly See Worrying Fall In Uptake Of Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine

The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. The Laois/Offaly region has seen a steep drop in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against the strains of Human Papilloma Virus which cause seven in ten cases of […]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Officially Launches CQMS’17

CQMS’17 is Ireland’s Construction and Quarry Machinery Show and it takes place in Molloy’s Quarry, Tinnycross, Tullamore, Co Offaly on April 21st and 22nd 2017.  This demonstrative bi-annual show, supported by the Construction Industry Federation and AIB is a hub of innovation and new technology covering 100,000 square meters with 200 exhibitors, 8,000 expected visitors, […]

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