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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.