A visit to Birr Castle Demesne a must during St Patrick’s weekend

The Great Telescope

The Great Telescope

Consistently placed in the top 10 places to visit, a trip to Birr Castle Demesne over St Patrick’s Weekend is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Follow the slithering snakes this St Patrick’s weekend at Birr Castle Demesne which will lead you through the gardens and treehouse adventure playground. If you find all the snakes that St Patrick left behind, you will discover secret message to claim your sweet treat. The snake trail takes place from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 20, from 9am to 5pm each day.

If you have a science or astronomy buff on your hands, why not try the gallery challenge, wander through the seven science galleries and discover the answers. Visit the oldest darkroom in the world where you will find a hologram of Mary Rosse, the Third Countess.

How about the two kilometre hour long solar trail, which explores our galaxy, perfect for all interested in the skies above or for younger visitors what about a visit to Ireland’s tallest treehouse or the world-famous Great Telescope (1845 ).

A self-guided adventure of endless discoveries at Birr Castle Demesne includes 10 kilometres of scenic walks, rivers, waterfall, a lake, one of Europe’s finest plant collections, science galleries with the world’s oldest intact dark room, the world’s tallest box hedge and Ireland’s tallest treehouse!

Birr Castle Demesne Features

In 2021, Castle Demesne was named by the Lonely Planet list as one of the top eight hidden treasures in Ireland for visitors.

In Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Further details on www.birrcastle.com On site Café offering sweet and savoury treats

Gift Shop and toilet facilities on site


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