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Introduction to the Midland Waterways Mr. James Stone Director
Key Regional Data: Area:6,524 sq. km – Covering counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford & Westmeath. Population:225,363 (2002 Census) Employment as a share of total: (2003 data) Agricultural Employment10.0% Industrial Employment30.4 % Services Employment59.8 %
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