News and Events

Friends of Birr Castle Garden Tea Party 1 June 2018

Come and join us for our annual Friends’ Garden Tea Party at The Formal Gardens on Friday 1 June from 14:00 to 16:00. Sweet and Savoury treats will be served along with some light refreshments. Prize for the best Tea Party Attire on the day!
To RSVP please register in person at Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre, ring us on (0)57 912 0336 or email before 25 May 2017.
Limited spaces are available so please register with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Terms & Conditions apply. You must have a valid Friends membership. Only those who have confirmed their attendance in time can attend. No dogs allowed at this event.

48th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships 23 – 28 September 2018

Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is delighted to announce the return of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships to the demesne this September.
This event is the longest running national ballooning event in the world, and is the biggest of its kind in Ireland. These huge ancient aircraft create quite a spectacle, flying totally dependant on the wind for direction.
Launches will take place in the demesne early morning and late evening, with times to be confirmed. Launches are weather dependant and may be cancelled at short notice.

Saturday 6 October  – Teaching Earth and Space in the Junior Cycle Conference