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The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Co.Offaly, 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.

OPENING HOURS & FACILITIES

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16 March to 31 October
9:00 – 18:00

 

1 November to 15 March
10:00 – 16:00

 


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April ~ September

Discovery Gift Shop
Open daily

UPCOMING EVENT


events 2016 2016 Events Guide 

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FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP

friendofbirrcastleFriends of Birr Castle can visit the gardens and science centre as often as they like.

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.

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Birr Castle Gardens Audio Tour Downloads:

>  APP for I-Phones

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Something for everyone at Birr Castle Gardens in Ireland!

  • GARDENS & NATURE
  • Science & Discovery
  • Events & Weddings
  • Castle High End Entertainment

Holiday cottages - rent your own cottage within Birr Castle Gardens

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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.

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Croghan Lodge

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.

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Visit Birr Town

THINGS TO SEE

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THINGS TO DO

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PLACES TO STAY

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PLACES TO EAT

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