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Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre

The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre in Ireland and the 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 Hours

opening-gardenGardens & Science Centre

Jan. 2 to March 16,  10am to 4pm

March 17 to Oct. 31,  9am to 6pm
Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, 10am to 4pm
Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, 10am to 4pm


Find ticket prices here:

Castle Courtyard Cafe
March 17th to November 5th
From September 1st the Courtyard Café will be open daily from 10.00 until 17.00.
Group catering available upon request

Discovery Gift Shop
Open daily

News & Events






Upcoming events at Birr Castle Gardens.

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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

Friends of Birr Castle Gardens

friendofbirrcastleFriends of Birr Castle Gardens can visit as often as they like during the public opening times (valid membership required).
Access maybe restricted during certain events and occasions.    Valid Friends membership also offers discount in our Gift Shop and Café. Terms & Conditions apply

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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

Open Hours

Visit Us
Birr Castle is open
most of the year


Castle guided tours visit the castle on set dates and times between May to September

Holiday Cottages - Rent your cottage within Birr Castle Gardens

Adavnan Lodge

Adavnan LodgeThe Adavnan Lodge is an open plan townhouse opposite the entrance gates of Birr Castle with its own walled garden and full access to the demesne. Sleeps 4 and very well suited to families with young children.

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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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