Courtyard Cafe

The Castle Courtyard Cafe


The Castle Courtyard Café, Birr Castle

Open Daily March to September

Contact Details:


PHONE: +353 (0)57 9169735

In the entrance courtyard to the left, our café is a favourite destination in town for our locals, friends and visitors to meet and relax.

The café is bright and filled with Judiths hand picked garden flowers. There is seating inside and out both on the terrace and courtyard.

Open seasonally from Easter through September for morning teas/coffees, lunch and afternoon snacks, the café focus is to offer freshly prepared gourmet sandwiches, soups, deli tarts and salads.

The café supports local food suppliers and businesses. It uses only Irish meats in their deli and marinates and bakes everything fresh daily. Homemade pickles, chutneys and pestos are prepared with some produce from the gardens for their sandwiches.

The baking kitchen upstairs is busy throughout the season supplying the café with yummy cakes, bakes and the delicious café brown treacle bread. It also caters to a pre order call and collect service and private event catering for groups and receptions.

Local craft beer, wine and bubbles are available in the café.

The freshly whipped icecream served from the half door in the courtyard is very popular with our little customers and indeed all those who love an old fashioned 99.

Annies sweetshop, in the Treehouse is a gift to the mums and dads who can grab a coffee/tea, glass of wine or beer and order a sandwich from the café whilst keeping an eye on their little ones scampering through the adventure play area.

Open seasonally, it also sells ice-cream, cold drinks, soft sweets and chocolate.

Picnics can be pre- ordered before your visit or en route to the Gardens. Visitors can order from the café menu and it will be packed up ready for collection. All you need is your blanket. Call 057-9169735.

In the off season, the winter tearoom opens each weekend offering great cakes, bakes and hot/cold drinks to the left of the front reception.

The private West Gallery upstairs over the café is available for groups who wish to be together and enjoy a quiet space to relax during their visit.

The Pavilion guests can pre order canapés, bubbles or wine after their reception, call 057-9169735 or discuss with Reception when booking your event.

Customer Loyalty Cards, Student/OAP deals.

Local Businesses we are delighted to support in the café

Ralph & Lorraine’s Mossfield Organic Cheese

Ciara’s Slieve Bloom Handmade preserves

Rogers Georgia Smokehouse BBQ rubs

Jonathans Organic Shop

Johnny and Frank Pilkington’s milk round

Andy’s Bo Bristle Craft Beer from Banagher

Naomi@ Moondesign for our logo

Rosalind @ Tin Jug Studio for our hand painted signs