Birr is one of Ireland's finest examples of an 18th/19th century Georgian town; formal, spacious and well-planned with Georgian houses along its tree lined malls. Birr Castle Demesne, seat of the Earls of Rosse for fourteen generations, boasts award-winning gardens, and what was once the largest telescope in the world. The telescope has been restored and moves and works as it did 150 years ago. (Demonstrated daily). New and exciting Science Galleries - Ireland's Historic Science Centre - are open seven days a week. (Birr - meaning Spring Wells).

 Activities in Birr

Birr Outdoor Education Centre

Cycling Routes Not Guided
Slates Stars And Silvermines Cycling Tour

Department Stores
Ivy Hall Antiques

Driving Ranges
Birr Driving Range

Equestrian Centres
Birr Equestrian Centre

Game Fishing
Meelick Fishery

Golf Courses
Birr Golf Club


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