It’s hard to believe that Portarlington was once proudly known as the ‘Paris of the Midlands’. Today, this market town straddling counties Laois and Offaly is facing major problems, not least the scourge of unfinished ghost estates, neglected recreational amenities and a main street blighted by empty premises. Diarmuid is determined to motivate the community to turn their town around as he sets them a series of tough and creative challenges with plenty of highs and lows across all six episodes.