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 Birr Castle Demesne

Unfortunately our phone lines are down and we are awaiting repair, please feel free to contact us by emailing reception@birrcastle.com should you have any queries or via our social media messaging.  Thank you (dated 4 Sept)

WE ARE FULLY OPEN… Following on from the Government announcements as of Friday 21 August we are delighted that Offaly has come out of lock down. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back to this beautiful and special place.

The Earl and Countess of Rosse would like to invite you to come and visit our new  art exhibition open to the public from Sunday 13 September up to Saturday 24 October.  The Art Exhibition is called“Birr Castle Demesne through the artist eye” and includes 60 diverse and wonderful pieces of Art to include Landscape paintings, Botanical pieces and sculptures and all pieces were influenced by Birr Castle Demesne.  Art is for sale and you can see a full list of what is to see here.

  PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO GAIN ADMISSION

For anyone visiting Ireland and planning on a trip to Birr Castle Demesne please refer to the HSE guidelines on overseas visitors to Ireland. Thank you.

The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Demesne in Ireland are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering, as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. Celebrating 400 years this year, this remarkable family have resided at the romantic and inspirational setting of Birr Castle Demesne, that is now home to the 7th Earl of Rosse. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and a scientific time capsule.

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

Snap shot video recorded in early Spring 2019. This video gives you an overview to what an amazing place Birr Castle Demesne is, we do hope you enjoy!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-dfXXOp9j0

Something for everyone at Birr Castle Demesne

GUIDED TOURS

Guided Tours


Welcome to a unique and extraordinary place

FRIENDS

Friends


One of Ireland’s most extraordinary places created over generations

EVENTS

Upcoming Events


Birr Castle Events

COVID-19

Covid-19
Information

Covid-19


Information for Opening Hours, Restrictions, What is on offer & Tickets

EDUCATION

Education


Eduation at Birr Castle

I-LOFAR

I-LOFAR


LOFAR is one of the most sophisticated and advanced astrophysics research projects in the world

GARDENS

Gardens


Enjoy Birr Castle Gardens during all seasons

CASTLE

Castle


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

Welcome to Birr Castle Demesne

COVID-19 UPDATE

We are working within government guidelines.

Further details can be found here

Birr Castle COVID-19 Safety Charter