Begin your 48 hour adventure at The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Demesne . Stroll in wonder & marvel at the amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers and wonderful wildlife. Plotted with beautiful lakes & rivers, sounds like it’s time to flash a kodak moment!
Celebrating 400 years this year, this remarkable family have resided at the romantic and inspirational setting of Birr Castle Demesne; now home to the 7th Earl of Rosse. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and a scientific time capsule.
After gulping back a tonne of science & nature, an appetite is brewing! There’s only one remedy: Spin into The Brewery Tap! Once you ram through their doors, there’s no going back! It’s known as the social heart of the city, & with banter cloned in every corner it’s no wonder! Not only does the atmosphere get a certified A+ the food is to die for! Have your knife & fork at the ready and dig into some hearty grub!
With the food down, you might care for a tipple? Well in that case, we’ve got just the ticket for you! Take the Tullamore D.E.W tour & sip on almost two centuries of history. Learn the art of Irish whisky making; with a dram of whiskey, bursting with flavour, in hand. In a world of whisky tasting and cocktail making classes looks like you’ll be a master distiller in no time. Think you can give the DEW a run for their money? You’ve had enough, buddy! So clink clink, bottoms up to a jolly good time!
After dunking yourself into a whiskey vat, you’ll be feeling peckish no doubt! Jive into The Captain House for a delicious, rambunctious time! As the name suggests, everything follows a nautical theme! The Captain House pulls out all the stops, & once inside you’ll feel like you’re in a real-life fishing village in the middle of the countryside! The food will have you slobbering for MORE, and coming to think of it we’re due seconds!
10 am A Morning on the Greenway
Next morning get geared up for ultimate adventure when you collect your bike at Buckley Cycles and explore The Grand Canal Greenway
The Greenway follows the pleasant canal towpath, which was formally used by powerful draft horses pulling barges laden with goods and passengers. The Offaly Grand Canal Greenway stretches from Edenderry in the east to Shannon Harbour in the west of the county.
There’s no better way to see Offaly than from the saddle so peddle, peddle, peddle and peddle some more!
With an exhausting morning ticked off it’s time to perk up your mood with a healthy dose of retail therapy! Nip into Grove Home & Design an interior & lifestyle store specialising in beautiful furnishings. Just one step inside, will have anybody second-guessing & re-imagining their abode! From beautiful accessories to glamorous chandeliers, luxurious throws to gorgeous tableware, scented candles to pretty cushions you won’t leave empty handed, that’s for sure!
An Evening of Dining
After a hectic day, notch up the class with a spectacular dinner. If fine dining is more skewed to your tastes the Award winning The Blue Apron Restaurant is made for you! The menu in The Blue Apron Restaurant is varied with something to suit everyone’s palate; from locally sourced meat, to fresh fish and a contemporary vegetarian menu inspired by Kenan’s Turkish roots.
Here’s a fun fact, that always sets us into overdrive: All dishes are made from scratch.. O Bellissima! When you hit this joint there’s only one thing to say.. Bonne appétit!