Tickets & Opening Hours



Admission Tickets

Adult: €9.00

Senior: €7.50  (65 years and above ID maybe required)

Students: €7.50 (16 years and above, students require a valid student Id)

Children (5-16 years): €5.00 (Children 4 and under are free)

Family (2 adults and 2 children): €25.00

Group Rates Available on Request

Admission tickets give you access to the gardens, great telescope, science centre and treehouse adventure area

Children/Students under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times within the gardens, science centre and treehouse area. Bikes, footballs and ball games are not permitted within Birr Castle Gardens.

Car Parking is available in the public car park across from our main entrance. This is a pay and display car park. There is no car parking within Birr Castle Gardens.

The bouncy pillow is now closed midweek for the winter season. The pillow will be open at weekends from 11.00 to 17.30 (weather permitting).


Opening Hours: Gardens & Science Centre

  • January 2nd to March 16th,  10am to 4pm
  • March 17th to October 31st,  9am to 6pm
  • November 1st to December 24th, 10am to 4pm
  • December 27th to December 31st, 10am to 4pm

Last admission one hour before closing.

Castle Courtyard Cafe

Open from 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 and can be catered for in our Tea Rooms, subject to numbers and availability at time of booking.

Discovery Gift Shop

Open all year round
PHONE: +353 (0)57 912 0336