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Things to do In Birr

Co. Offaly

Birr Castle

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.
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Slieve Bloom

Hike the Irish wilderness, Horse ride off the beaten track, Mountain bike Ireland’s most challenging routes, Golf the scenic countryside or Fish for your supper… dive into the sections below to see what a diverse range of activities & attractions the Slieve Bloom region has to offer
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Lough Boora

Get away from it all and explore the unique beauty of Lough Boora Discovery Park. Relax with friends and family amidst breath-taking landscapes. Enjoy the simple things and spend quality time making memories to treasure. Connect with nature to revitalise mind and body.
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Mid Ireland Adventure

Mid Ireland Adventure "2019 European Rural Inspiration Award Runner Up"
Get off the beaten path and explore the picturesque landscapes of the glorious Slieve Bloom mountains and the majestic waterways of the River Shannon and the Grand Canal.
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Birr Theatre

Nestled in the tree lined Oxmantown Mall, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is a dedicated purpose-built theatre which dates from 1888. Having fallen into disrepair during the eighties and nineties, Birr Stage Guild set about restoring and refurbishing this Victorian theatre building to its original glory with seating capacity for 220 with both public funds and local fundraising.

It is now a high-quality facility, which provides a base for year-round development of the Arts in Birr and environs, the rest of the County of Offaly and the wider region.
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Birr Equestrian Centre

Birr Equestrian Centre is A.I.R.E and Fáilte Ireland approved, and all instructors are certified by the British Horse Society. Located in the Midlands we offer riding lessons; cross country treks and tuition; hourly, half day and full day trekking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains; trekking holidays in conjunction with local accommodation providers and also seasonal pony camps. Other activities also provided at the equestrian centre include Archery and Laser Shooting.
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Wild Food With Mary

Foraging is seeking and gathering wild (naturally occurring) food in nature that exists all around us, but for many of us is unknown. It is the oldest human method of gathering food.

The benefits of collecting and eating wild food are many. Foraged food is healthy, ecologically interactive, tastes fantastic, and is a joy to collect!
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OUR LOCATION

The Stables, Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland, R42 TD21
Located on the famous Georgian streetscape of Oxmantown Mall, in the heart of the heritage town of Birr. Directly opposite Birr Theatre & Arts Centre and adjacent to main gates of Birr Castle Gardens & Science Centre.
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