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Birr, Co. Offaly

Birr (Biorra in Irish) is a designated heritage town in the midlands county of Offaly. Once called "Parsonstown", after the Parsons family, Birr is situated at the meeting of the Camcor and Little Brosna rivers. On leaving Birr, the combined Camcor and Little Brosna rivers, now simply the Brosna river, flow into the River Shannon. 

It is a lovely  old town steeped in history with graceful wide streets and elegant buildings. Many of the houses in John's Place and Oxmantown Mall have exquisite fanlight windows of the Georgian period. It makes a good holiday centre, with plenty to do locally – Birr Castle, with its observatory and magnificently restored gardens to visit, also golfing, fishing, riding and river excursions.

Gardens

Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Bellefield
Birr, Co. Offaly
The love of plants is an all consuming passion for garden architect Angela Jupe and the rationale behind the creation of her new garden. It’s a passion that prompted her to plant 1,000 scarlet tulips for pointillist effect in the meadow i ...
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Golf

Tullamore Golf Club - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Tullamore Golf Club
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
Set in a mature parkland, the course at Tullamore Golf Club has many picturesque views, which are enhanced by clusters of oak, beech and chestnut trees as well as stately avenues lending to a truly scenic setting. An 18 hole par 70 championshi ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
The Stone Cottage
Portumna, Co. Galway
4 * Rating by Irish Tourist Board Situated in a rural location just five miles from the bustling town of Portumna, this delightful property has been rebuilt using the original stone from an old cottage and its outbuildings. The result is a fab ...
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What's On

Birr - The Full Moon Market - Co Offaly - every 3rd Sunday
The Full Moon Market - Every 3rd Sunday

The Chestnut Courtyard, Birr, Co Offaly

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Tourist Attractions

Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Reopening in Summer 2012 following major refurbishment Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre, housed in the 1897 Bonded Warehouse, relates the story of Tullamore Dew Whiskey/Irish Mist Liqueur, the Grand Canal and the development of the town of Tullamore.
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Wolftrap
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Gina Murphy and her husband Padraig McLoughlin’s large bar and ‘informal fine dining’ restaurant is named after a mountain in the nearby Slieve Blooms (the border between Laois and Offaly is at its peak), and occupies a large to ...
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