Welcome to I-LOFAR (Irish Low Frequency Array), a very new and exciting project here at Birr Castle. Following the award of 1.4 million from Science Foundation Ireland to Trinity College, Trinity are building a cutting edge radio telescope here at Birr Castle. The new I-LOFAR will connect Ireland to the international LOFAR telescope. Birr Castle was the perfect location for such a project following on in the spectacular shadows of the “Leviathan” otherwise known as the Great Telescope which was built at Birr Castle back in 1845 and the Leviathan remained that largest telescope in the world for 75 years.
For more information on this exciting project please visit www.lofar.ie a project run by Trinity College Dublin.