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  • R G
    Dublin, Ireland1,028 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A stroll through the demesne (pay at the entrance ) is a nice way to spend a few hours in the fresh air , plenty to see especially the Great Telescope and the walled gardens.
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • Henry T
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would highly recommend the slieve bloom mountain trek. A steady pace for beginners and opportunities for the better experienced horse and rider to let off some steam. Then back to Kinnity Castle for a pint of stout and salmon sandwich. They don’t hire horses for hunting any more but can advise you on the local hunts. Lessons for beginners and intermediate, my kids have been going for years now. The 100 word minimum review requirement by trip advisor is way to much for a reticent man like myself to fulfill so im rambling on here so that someone at trip advisor might take notice.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Camper583786
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This theatre hosts a variety of interesting events on a regular basis. Located near the heart of Birr, it is easy to access and parking is easily found. Tickets are very affordable and there is a limited selection of beverages being served during the interval. All in all a great little venue!
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • MacMa
    Killiney, Ireland143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This exhibit is well worth a wander around when visiting Birr Castle. There is a lot more to it that just the Great Telescope.
    Written 18 May 2023
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  • Maeve o donovan
    Tullamore, Ireland5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gorgeous stroll through the garden Centre leading to a beautiful gravelled area where when the weather is conducive one can sit and eat ones food in the sunshine! Inside is warm and friendly in a very relaxed way with tables to share and friendly and efficient staff who meet your every need! Delicious healthy food followed by equally delicious cake! I think I should move in!!
    Written 25 November 2018
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  • Adeline M
    United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here with large group and got guided tour around by owner. Great plants like tree peonies and lots of bulbs, shrubs and trees.
    Pond area, large conservatory and folly.
    Written 17 May 2017
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  • Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking
    Birr28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful walk along the top of an Esker through a variety of trees. A lot of beech trees. The map we printed from the web-site gave us very interesting information on how an esker is formed. The children loved it. The bluebells were amazing.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • kirish_12
    Philadelphia, PA71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We read of this place in some of the County Offaly tourism material online or we would never have known of it. The library is not hard to find, and is on the grounds of the municipal building--signage can be seen easily from the street. The building is a former convent, and the spectacular stained glass on an expanse of white walls was so beautiful--if this were my local library, I would be there daily. The staff was very helpful when we asked to see the modern copy of the Gospel Book of MacRegol, actually created in Birr but the original now in the Bodleian at Oxford. The copy of the exquisite illuminated manuscript is so stunning, and it was hard to believe that nearby were the fiction/nonfiction sections of any small library. There are no crowds, completely easy access for you to look at the displays of the pages on the walls and the copy itself (in a glass case). Photos are permitted. You wouldn't need more than half an hour, but we are so glad we took the time for this.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • thesmdm
    Auckland, New Zealand1,244 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The monumental column that stands in the centre of Birr, which was erected to commemorate the Duke of Cumberland is the first of its type to have been erected in Ireland. It consists of a monumental Doric column standing on a tall square pedestal that rises to a height of 13.5 m or just under 44 feet. It dominates the fine central square in which it stands providing an elegant urban landmark on the principal axes of the town. Constructed in 1746-7, to the design of a young Irish architect called samuel Chearnley, it was commissioned by a local landowner sir Lawrence Parsons of the nearby Birr Castle, to commemorate the English victory, under Cumberland, over the scots at Culloden.
    Written 11 October 2018
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  • Stuart170649
    United Kingdom228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very well run golf club with a friendly and welcoming staff and club house team run by Francis. I can recommend this course.
    Written 8 April 2016
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  • Edna T
    Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous pub with great music. A must visit if you are in Birr or anywhere close. The atmosphere and friendliness of the staff and customers made it a great night
    Written 2 June 2023
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