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Family Walking

Family-Friendly
Events

If you're planning a family-friendly Vintage Week in 2024, there's lots to enjoy from the Vintage Sunday Parade, Fireworks Night, the Crinkill Soapbox Derby + lots more!

THE BIG BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PICNIC

Friday 2 August | Birr Castle

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.

Prizes on the day too!

 

Pre-booking essential!

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DANCING AT

THE COTTAGES

Friday 2 August | Burke's Hill

7pm

Hosted by Birr Tidy Towns.

 

Music by Rock on Paddy. Traditional music & dancing, plus other family-friendly fun events.

BBQ and refreshments available. 

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VINTAGE WEEK

FAMILY FUN DAY

Saturday 3 August | Birr Rugby Club

From 1pm

This year, Birr Rugby Club will host its first-ever Vintage Week Family Fun Day with a range of attractions for all the family including the return of the Tug of War, the brand-new Great Ruckin' Duck Race, the annual Tag Rugby tournament and lots more!

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VINTAGE SUNDAY

PARADE

Sunday 4 August | Streets of Birr

From 3pm

FREE

Join us for some fantastic family fun with street theatre, marching bands, floats, vintage cars lots more!

Queries: birrvintageweekparade@gmail.com

After Parade Entertainment 

4pm-7pm | Streets of Birr
Parade performers, live music and more! Judging of Vintage cars on Green Street immediately after the Parade.

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TOM O'REILLY MEMORIAL CAR

TREASURE HUNT

Monday 5 August | 5.30pm - 7pm

Starting Point: Dooly's Hotel

 

Birr & District Motor Club presents this much-loved evening for all the family, finding and solving clues!
 

Register on the day from 5.30pm

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DORIS & MABEL'S

BOOK CLUB

- Aerial Circus Show

Monday 5 August | 7pm

Birr Castle

Join Doris & Mabel on their next joyful, silly, mad-cap adventure. Enjoy the majesty of “Black Beauty” through the eyes of Doris, and watch “Dracula” meet his match through the power of knitting! All before an exhilarating finalchapter!

 

Expect to gasp and cheer at this pair’s antics, which include acrobatics, aerial silks, rope and doubles trapeze, all set on a free-standing aerial rig!

€10 including booking fees

€25 + booking fees (1 adult & 2 children)

€35 + booking fees (2 adults & 2 children)

Pre-booking is essential.

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CONNAUGHT STREET CAPERS

Tuesday 6 August | From 7pm

An evening of craic, ceol, old-world capers,

live music and the Tug of War in association

with Tug-of-War Ireland. All welcome!

FIREWORKS NIGHT

& GIG RIG

Thursday 8 August | Birr Rugby Club

7pm

FREE

A field of family fun with Vintage Games, Food and Music..... plus a surprise or two to celebrate 55 years of Vintage Week!

Our Music line-up will feature a number of local musicians and a main headliner, playing through the night until the fireworks go off!

For now, save the date and we'll have more details in the next couple of weeks!

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BE A PASSING

ARTIST

Friday 9 August | 11am-1pm

Tin Jug Studio, Brendan Street

Annual fun for grown-ups and accompanied children to

wander up St Brendan Street and stop under the

umbrella to do some art. All materials will be supplied.

 

€2 donation welcome!​

Free, no booking required.

Art Class

CRINKILL SOAPBOX DERBY

Saturday 10 August | Crinkill

From 2 pm

In 2024, it's going to be bigger than ever with a course that includes jumps and thrills to wow the crowd.

The event is also expanding to include a new Kid's Bike Race and more family entertainment.

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AT THE 

COURTHOUSE YARD

2-10 August, Townsend Street

The Courthouse Yard will host a whole range of events for children and families throughout the week including live performances, workshops, exhibitions and more.

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