Opening TimesOpen All Year

16 Mar to 31 Oct
0900hrs - 1800hrs

1 Nov to 15 Mar
1000hrs - 1600hrs


The Castle Courtyard Café
April ~ October

The Discovery Gift Shop
Open every day of year

Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly,

Phone: +353 57 91 20336
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2014 Programme of Events

13-14-20-21- December-2014 Christmas at Birr Castle Gardens


Come and celebrate Christmas with us at Birr Castle Gardens .

Your own special elf will guide you on your trip through our winter wonderland. Your first stop will be to meet all the busy elves at the workshop. The elves will help all the children write their own special letter to Santa! The children will then get to post their letter to the North Pole in our special post box. Your elf guide will then guide you to Mrs Claus in the magical winter garden, where she will have a special sweet treat for all the boys and girls.

You will then make your way through the gardens to the castle  to meet Santa Claus, who will have a special gift for each child. There will be a host of colourful characters and other surprises along the way to thrill and delight everyone! Don't forget your camera!

Booking is essential and places are limited so book early to avoid dissappointment.

Children 25.00 including one adult        Additional Adults 5.00

This is a pre-book, pre-paid event. This is a partially outdoor event.

Booking is available on and from reception on 0579120336