Unfortunately all Castle Tours are on hold due to restrictions under COVID-19. Once we are in a position to proceed tickets will be sold on-line and information will be shared on such dates via our social media sites.
Thank you for your patience and I do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you to Birr Castle Demesne in the near future. We will offer guided Discovery Tours from June 29 of this year, these will take place outside and allow for social distancing. Take care.
This magnificent castle is a rare gem in the heart of Ireland as it is still lived in by the Parsons family. For a limited time, the Parsons Family open their home to allow the public inside Birr Castle. A fortress built in the 11th century that had been acquired by the family in 1620. The various generations have been working to build, preserve and protect this great heritage ever since.
What the Castle Tour includes
A 45-minute guided tour of the main reception rooms of Birr Castle Demesne, while enlightening you with the history of the family, key pieces of furniture and the collection of treasures within the rooms. Full access to the Science Centre, the Great Telescope and 120 acres of gardens and parklands.
*Please note that castle tours are not suitable for children under the age of 12. Group (Groups are 15 guests +) rates are available on request. Groups of 15 or more will be required to be taken in two or more groups into the castle. Experienced tour guides are available to all groups and itineraries can be tailor made to focus on special interests.