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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Birr. The Birr hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Birr. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Birr hotels.

Birr is a town in the Midlands county of Offaly. Birr is a most attractive and well kept town with tree-lined avenues, Georgian houses, graceful wide streets and elegant buildings. Birr is situated at the meeting of the Camcor and Little Brosna rivers and is a town with much character. It is an old market and former garrison town dating from the 1620's. The main attraction is the gardens of Birr Castle which contain over 1000 species of different shrubs. Birr Castle is the oldest inhabited home in the county.

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Attractions Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, Co. Offaly. Tel: 00353 (21) 509 20336. Birr Castle is home of the seventh Earl of Rosse. A large landscaped park with a lake, rivers and waterfalls, with important plant collections including magnolias, maples, limes and oaks. The Demesne is particularly colourful in the spring and autumn, and is noted for its formal gardens. Location: On the outskirts of Birr.

Birr Castle Demesne

Attractions Lough Derg, Co. Donegal. Saint Patrick's Purgatory is on an island on Lough Derg. Patrick visited the island in 445 to spend time in solitude, fasting and praying. For centuries, pilgrims have referred to Lough Derg as Saint Patrick's Purgatory. The island is open today to pilgrims between 13 June and 15 August and attracts 30 000 people every year for the three day pilgrimage, a retreat for intensive prayer and subdued penance. About 10 miles west of Birr.

Lough Derg

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