Primary The Great Telescope, Birr Castle
Birr Castle Clubs and Groups


We aim to bring the story of the Parsons family to life and inspire students in their exploration of science, astronomy, engineering and biodiversity through a wide selection of curriculum-linked sessions. Discover our lively, interactive learning opportunities here at Birr Castle Demesne.


Primary Education @ Birr Castle

Post Primary

Post Primary Education @ Birr Castle

Clubs & Groups

Clubs and Groups Education


Education Tours @ Birr Castle

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit to Birr Castle


Events @ Birr Castle

What we offer:

  • A guided tour of the Science Galleries and the Great Telescope
  • A wide range of hands-on learning sessions
  • Programmes designed with teachers
  • Programmes closely aligned to the curriculum
  • Experienced and enthusiastic teaching staff
  • Free familiarisation pre-visit pass for teachers.
  • Full access to the demesne and playground on the day of your session

Due to the situation with Covid-19, we are currently unable to facilitate our on-site education programmes. Please contact to enquire about our remote learning opportunities.