Unmissable tourist sites
Birr Travel guide
Birr : Michelin's recommendations
Birr sprang up where the Little Brosna and Camcor Rivers meet, in the south midlands. It is an attractive Georgian town, overlooked by its castle. Because of its location, the town is named Umbilicus Hiberniae (Hibernia's navel) in the Down Survey completed in 1658 by Sir William Petty.
Tourist attractions Birr : Things to see and do
Oxmantown Mall IRL - Birr
Oxmantown Mall leads from the gates of the castle, between two rows of elegant Georgian houses with an avenue of mature trees, to the Anglican church of St Brendan (19C). Built in 1899, Oxmantown Hall is decorated with sculptured wooden gables and he..
John's Mall IRL - Birr
The museum, which retraces the town's history, is located in a former school built in 1833. It is modelled on a Greek temple, according to a design by Bernard Mullins and is flanked by the stone of Birr, an enormous limestone rock, probably once part..
N 52 IRL - Birr
In 1840, the 3 rd Earl of Rosse ordered that the «Leviathan of Parsonstown», the most powerful telescope at that time, be set up here. Its lens (183 cm) was cast in a furnace, which was specially installed at the top of the feudal mound and fired wi..
Moorpark IRL - Birr
The luxurious County Arms Hotel is set on a 9-acre estate in Birr. There is a gourmet restaurant and the Springs Leisure Club has a pool, hot tub and Olympic-standard gym. Large bedrooms at the County Arms all feature queen-sized beds, free Wi-Fi an..
Emmet Square IRL - Birr
Dating back to 1747, this historic coaching inn boasts an on-site coffee shop selling fresh pastries, home-cooked food, and afternoon tea. It also features its own nightclub, an award-winning restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Dooly’s Hotel are el..