Opening TimesOpen All Year

16 Mar to 31 Oct
0900hrs - 1800hrs

1 Nov to 15 Mar
1000hrs - 1600hrs


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April ~ October

The Discovery Gift Shop
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Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly,

Phone: +353 57 91 20336
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2015 Programme of Events

31- 7-August-2015 Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

 Annual programme of events taking place throughout  the town of Birr. 

1-August-2015 Community Ecotherapy Walk

Gently paced walk through beautiful grounds, mindfulness activities with nature poetry reading. Suitable for adults and children aged 10+ and facilited by Shirley Gleeson. Taking place between 10.00 and 12.00. Ticket prices 7.00/3.00/ Free for Birr Castle Members.

1-August-2015 Iggy McGovern Poetry Reading

Join Iggy McGovern and friends for a staged reading of 12 sonnets in the voices of people who knew the 19th century mathematician and poet, William Rowan Hamilton. Hamilton, the Astronomer Royal, was a frequent visitor to Birr Castle and its famous telescope. This free event takes place between 16.30 and 17.30.

29-30- August - 2015 Irish Game and Country Fair 

 The two day programme of events focuses on family fun for everyone who lives, works or plays in the Irish countryside. Further details available closer to event.

 25-August-2015 The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit knows very well that he's not to go into Mr McGregor's garden, especially as it was there his father met his untimely end- put in a pie! But he can't resist.....

Follow all the scrapes and escapades of Peter and his naughty cousin Benjamin in Quantum Theatre's delightful production of Beatrix Potter's charming tale; an enchanting experience for young and old alike.

For further details contact Birr Castle Gardens reception on 0579120336 or