At Birr Castle
Birr Castle is always a hive of activity during Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival and 2023 will be no different. The town's most famous attraction will host our Opening Event and lots of other fantastic events across the Festival. More events will be announced very soon!
THE BIG BEAUTIFUL
Friday 4 August / 12.30pm-3pm
Lay down your picnic blankets and spread out your own vintage-style picnic. Try your hand at a game of Garden Croquet or Skittles. A fun-filled memory-making day out for all.
Lots of prizes on the day too!
THE WIND GARDEN
-CAL Y CANTO TEATRO
Saturday 5 August / 9.30pm
** SOLD OUT **
The air is wild, almost crazy. Exciting like a sound you'd never heard.
This magical outdoor show is a spectacle of choreographed flying objects and light that will transform the night sky and immerse you in a dreamlike experience of energy and joy. An unforgettable party in the garden!
Cal y Cantro Teatro, Spain have performed in more than 25 countries all over the world.
Supported by the Spanish Ministry.
Monday 7 August / 9.30pm
** SOLD OUT **
Erebidae Circus are back with another enchanting night-time performance in Birr Castle's formal gardens. Join us along a guided performance trail alight with lanterns and magical happenings, and expect to encounter weird and wonderful things in the night air. This year's show takes its inspiration from Celtic mythology's mother goddess Danu with fire dance, aerial circus, storytelling, live music and visual installations. Bring your heart's desires and your best intentions as we invite you to sew the seeds of dreams.
SOCIAL WALK THROUGH BIRR CASTLE
Tuesday 8 August / 3pm
Join staff from Offaly Local Development Company on an afternoon stroll through the beautiful grounds of Birr Castle. Followed by some light refreshments and a good chat.
Free, booking essential.
To book: Contact Stephanie on (086 833 6873) or email email@example.com
Tuesday 8 August / 6.30pm
The Copper Tree Gallery
The Coiffured is a unique solo exhibition of work by artist Amanda Jane Graham bringing together art history, the history of hairdressing and her expert knowledge of hairdressing techniques in the artworks.
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre presents
Wednesday 9 August
2pm [SOLD OUT]
The Enchanted Island is a promenade play that takes us on the legendary vanishing Island Hy-Brazil and invites you for a walk with the fairies.
The play extends an invitation to explore the effects of climate change in places near the ocean through playful sadness. The audience walks within audio landscapes where merfolk sip seaweed tea inside eerie underwater buildings, Seagull-John cooks white birds over trash fires, and dreams and magic appear in multiple forms to fight our lack of belief in their existence.
Limited capacity. Booking essential.
Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 August
9.30am - 4pm
Whether you’re an experienced painter or a beginner we hope you’ll join Bridget Flannery for 2 days of outdoor painting in the beautiful grounds of Birr Castle. Bridget is a highly-regarded visual artist whose work evokes the immersive experience of being outside in the landscape. Meet in the Castle Courtyard.
€25 per day or €40 for both days.
Booking is essential.
Thursday 10 August / 4pm
Join the World’s Biggest Healing Circle at Birr Castle. Bring your family, drum, blanket and healing energy for the Earth.
Registration essential for number count.
To register: Contact Lynne on (089) 465 5279.