Offaly Eateries To Compete At Al-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018

The All-Ireland Restaurant Awards 2018 will be taking place on May 14th at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road. This will be the 10th anniversary since the beginning of the prestigious annual awards ceremony which is the largest and most coveted in the Irish hospitality industry. Since its beginning in 2009 the event has grown significantly […]

UL Newspaper Scoops National Media Award

Journalism students at UL have scooped the prestigious Newspaper of the Year title at the National Student Media Awards. Limerick Voice a 40-page local newspaper, produced by masters and fourth year Journalism and New Media students won the top media award in the category sponsored by The Irish Times. The UL newspaper is part of a module […]

Offaly Man Spins Winning Streak Wheel

An Offaly man who spun the Grand Prize Wheel on Winning Streak on RTE One on Saturday (14th April), winning a total of €42,000, claims he is the fifth person from his country road in Daingean to appear on the popular game show! Retired former Bord na Mona employee, Jimmy Kilmurray, thought he was the butt of an […]

Italian Travel Agents Find Offaly ‘Eccellente’!

Representatives of one of Italy’s leading tour operators, Francorosso, together with 20 of its top-producing travel agents, are visiting Offaly and Ireland’s Ancient East – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The group is here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb experiences on offer in Offaly and Ireland’s […]

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 […]

Offaly Asked To ‘Go Bananas’ In Support Of Temple Street Children’s Hospital

As part of its support for the national drive to encourage healthy eating – especially amongst young and growing children – banana importers Fyffes is hosting National Banana Day which takes place on Wednesday April 18th next.   Parents and budding little chefs throughout the county are invited by Fyffes to put their culinary talents to work, […]

House Prices Rise 9% In Offaly

House prices nationally rose by 2.5% during the first three months of 2018, according to the latest House Price Report released today by Ireland’s No.1 property website, Daft.ie. The average price nationwide was €247,000, 7.3% higher than a year ago. Compared to their lowest point in 2013, prices nationwide have risen by an average of 50% […]

County Offaly MACE Stores Claim Top Accolade For Retail Exellence

Lambe’s MACE Clara was honoured at the recent MACE Excellence Awards for achieving exceptional standards in retailing, which was held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny and hosted by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the MACE brand.   The MACE Excellence Awards, held in association with the Excellence Ireland Quality Association, are only awarded to […]

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, […]

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