The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and scientific time capsule.
For kids there is a wonderful playground with the fun bouncy pillow, the famous treehouse and two sandpits.
There are different Birr Castle Friends Membership Options.
Something for everyone at Birr Castle in Ireland!
Holiday cottages - rent your own cottage within Birr Castle Gardens
Bothy Garden Lodge
The Bothy is a garden cottage in its own secluded area within Birr Castle Gardens. A gate in the wall opens on to the famous Millennium gardens (open to the public) set in a large park laid out around a lake and on the banks of two rivers, offering miles and hours of beauty and tranquility. This is a must for nature lovers, gardeners, artists, and all yours to enjoy privately each evening. The Demesne is equally celebrated for its giant telescope, the largest in the world for 75 years and now fully restored. Boating trips on the River Shannon, cycling, fishing and golf are all nearby.
A charming cottage in its own secluded site within Birr Castle Gardens, County Offaly. As a lodge, it commands its own entrance to this park of over 50 hectares, recognised as one of Europe’s finest ornamental gardens, with trees and shrubs from all over the world, around a lake with rivers and waterfalls. The demesne also features the world’s tallest box hedges and the recently restored giant telescope. A wonderful retreat for nature lovers, gardeners, artists and all yours to enjoy privately after the main gates close to the general public at the end of each afternoon. Fishing, horse riding and golf are available locally and the River Shannon is only 20 minutes drive away.