Birr Castle

Birr Domaine of Discovery, the enchanting award winning gardens offers 100 acres of parkland, 17th century formal gardens, 18th century terraces and 19th century Victorian gardens.

Ireland's Historic Science Centre is housed in the newly restored stable block designed in the 1850's. The galleries show the many pioneering achievements of the Parsons family and of the other great Irish scientists, in the fields of astronomy, photography, engineering and horticulture.
One of the highlights is the Great Telescope, constructed in the 1840's by the third Earl of Rosse. Today, the telescope looks and moves just as it did over 150 years ago and demonstrations are held daily.

  • Approx Distance from Tullamore Court Hotel: 20mins drive

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