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Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre A Demesne of Discovery open daily from 9.00 until 18.00. The Award Winning Gardens of Birr Castle and the newly revamped Science Centre are rich in flowers, rare trees, extraordinary feats of science and...more
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Just back from a relaxing family day out. Gardens and playground kept in immaculate condition and a wonderful tree-house for the kids to play on. Lots of interesting stories to learn about including the very large telescope. Well worth a trip with the family
Great place to stretch the legs or sit and watch the children play in the sand pits or giant treehouse. Swings and slides too. Picnic tables available or take a rug down by the lake. The coffee shop has a good selection of salads, sandwiches,...More
Visited here lately and found this to be one of great garðens to visit. We started with house visit to house and late Lady Rosses dresses which she had worn over the years even to Princess Margerets wedding . Science museum is well laid out...More
This is just one of the intriguing historic, and scientific, artefacts you will encounter at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre. The latter is a small exhibition describing the scientific achievements of various members of the Parsons family, the Earls of Rosse, who have owned...More
This place is a great mix of old charm, modern facilities, something for young and old. We took a tour of the castle, the guide was so informative and entertaining, I learnt so much about the family that still live here, and also about Irish...More
My sister and niece were coming over to Ireland and their visit coincided with National Heritage Week. We are Dubs by ancestry but it's good to see other places. A recent article in the Irish Times referred to the display of dresses that had belonged...More
Fantastic science park and museum. Amazing to think Ireland had the largest astronomical telescope in the world in the nineteenth century... fantastically restored and with a fascinating museum on-site. The gardens are lively for a stroll and a picnic. There is even an active radio...More
Beautiful gardens with lots of nature to enjoy , smells & colours .
Choice of different walks to choose from in & around the castle grounds .
Very interesting history associated with the castle and the link to astronomy.
Great playground for the kids to...More