Christmas at Birr Castle


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.
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices can be found on our Visitor Information page.


opening-gardenGardens & Science Centre

16th March – 31st Oct
9:00 – 18:00

1st November – 15th March
10:00 – 16:00

For ticket prices

Castle Courtyard Cafe
April – September

Discovery Gift Shop
All year round







Upcoming events at Birr Castle Gardens. For more information contact us at

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friendofbirrcastleFriends of Birr Castle can visit the Castle as often as they like.
There are different membership options.

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Giants Grove

The Giants Grove project aims to create, beside the gardens of Birr Castle, a living, enduring and inspiring tribute to Ireland’s diaspora. It will be in the form of the largest grove of giant redwoods outside California and is designed to signify the giant place that these sons and daughters have in our hearts. For further information

Something for everyone at Birr Castle in Ireland!


Enjoy Birr Castle Gardens during all seasons


The newly revamped science centre offers amazing feats of science and engineering


Within guided tours the castle and its exquisit antiques can be explored.


Birr castle offers an exclusive hospitality programme

What to do in and around Birr

Holiday Cottages - Rent your cottage within Birr Castle Gardens

The Croghan Lodge

croghanlodgeThe Croghan Lodge is at the North end of the Demesne at the end of the Cherry Avenue. It has its own entrance from the Croghan Road and you can bring the car in here. It is small but cosy, an old building which was once the Game Keepers Lodge.

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The Bothy

bothygardenA Very Special Hide-Away in a Corner Of Birr Castle Gardens

The Bothy is a cottage just behind the Formal Gardens. It is small but cosy, an old building which was once the house for the young gardeners.

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