Birr Castle and Gardens – Offaly

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Birr Castle and Gardens is located in Birr Co Offaly. If you love Irish history and beautiful gardens then add this to your to-do list.

The castle itself is still lived in and is a private residence (how amazing would that be) which means you cannot go in the castle or the private grounds. (you can still get some great snaps)

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At Birr Castle and Gardens you will find some of the worlds oldest trees, venture on secluded river walks and relax at the beautiful waterfall.

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Birr Waterfall

You can bring your own lunch and have a picnic (when the sun is out) in many of the open fields.

 

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One of the many manicured gardens

 

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This section of the garden reminds me of being in Paris

 

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So much history

The lake has a beautiful walking track around it and make sure you look out for the cute little boat house.

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View over to the castle
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Beautiful secret garden area
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The amazing Cherry Blossom pathway.

The kids have not been forgotten. They have a great outdoor play area for the kids which will keep them entertained for hours.

If you don’t want to bring your own lunch they have a great café at the entrance to the grounds. They serve great cakes, tea, coffee and some yummy sandwiches.

Entry is 9 euro for adults and definitely worth it. If you are looking for a day out with the family or you love taking photos then this is the place for you.

Vince.

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