Become a “Friend” of Birr Castle Demesne

By becoming a friend of Birr Castle Demesne, you are helping to preserve one of Ireland’s most extraordinary places. Created over 400 years, Birr Castle Demesne is an environmental and scientific time capsule, whilst continuing to live, breath and evolve into a place of beauty and inspiration.

Birr Castle Demesne is a non-profit organisation, a registered charity set up over 30 years ago.  Here to preserve and protect the rich heritage of this unique place.

Friends memberships are available for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. We welcome individual and family memberships.

Rates are tailored to suit your membership needs. A Friends membership subscription also makes a wonderful gift for family and friend.

Membership benefits;

  • Unlimited access to the gardens, Science Centre and Treehouse Playground within the demesne opening hours
  • Walking routes totaling 10 km of trails to enjoy.
  • Regular email newsletter keeping you up to date with news and events
  • 10% discount in the gift shop (excluding books)
  • Dogs allowed (Subject to T&C)
  • 4 Complimentary Guest passes with each 12-month membership taken out.

Cherry Blossom Tree Project

One of the steps on our sustainability journey is our commitment to continue with tree planting projects in the demesne, in an effort to do our bit to tackle climate change.

One of these projects is the planting of one hundred Cherry Blossom trees over a period of three years.

We want you to be a part of our journey, and we are giving our Friends and supporters a rare opportunity to contribute to this special Cherry Blossom Project.


Cherry Blossom Project Contribution: €100

Open to Friends and supporters of Birr Castle Demesne
Contribution of €100 will go towards purchasing, planting and maintaining Cherry Blossom trees
Limited trees for purchase each year
Receive a personal letter marking your contribution from the 7th Earl and Countess of Rosse, which can also be given as a gift
Receive 4 complimentary guest passes


Terms and Conditions:
Participation in this project is open to Friends and supporters of Birr Castle Demesne
Support of this project does not entitle contributor to ownership of tree(s), your donation will contribute towards the project as a whole
Letter of contribution and guest passes will be issued upon receipt of payment
Payment in full is required
We are unable to refund contributions once payment is received


To make a donation to help protect and preserve one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations, please press the ‘Donate Here’ button