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Family-Friendly
Events

THE BIG BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PICNIC

Friday 29 July | 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!

Booking essential

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DANCING AT THE 

COTTAGES

Friday 29 July | Burke's Hill Cottages

8pm

FREE

Hosted by Birr Tidy Towns.

Music with Rock on Paddy. Trad music & dancing, plus other family-friendly fun events. BBQ and refreshments available. 

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EVENT CANCELLED

DUE TO BAD WEATHER

BIRR AIR DISPLAY

Monday 1 August | Birr Airfield

11am-6pm

After a break, it’s back and bigger than ever with its most exciting line up in its 10-year history. This year, see the ‘Top Guns’ of international UK & Ireland air display acts! It’s a truly unique day for all the family with a large selection of attractions for all ages and a huge selection of food options in their Food Court. 
 

TOM O'REILLY MEMORIAL CAR TREASURE HUNT

Monday 1 August | County Arms Hotel

6pm

Birr & District Motor Club presents this much-loved evening for all the family, finding and solving clues!
€15 (Register on the day from 5.30pm) 

CONNAUGHT STREET CAPERS

Tuesday 2 August | Connaught Street

7pm

FREE

An evening of craic, ceol and old-world capers, Tug of War, live music & more. 

VINTAGE SUNDAY

PARADE

Sunday 31 July | Streets of Birr

From 3pm

FREE

MusIt’s back! Join us for some fantastic family fun with street theatre, marching bands, floats, vintage cars lots more! Children are invited to be part of the magic. Come along to the Marian Hall from 1pm.

Queries: email birrvintageweekparade@gmail.com

After Parade Entertainment 

4pm-7pm | Streets of Birr
Parade performers, live music and more! Monsieur Gusto Acrobatics, Magic, Escapology along with a great soundtrack! Judging of motorised vehicles on Green Street immediately after the Parade 

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SOLD OUT

HULLABALOO! PRESENTS ENCANTO

Wednesday 3 August | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

7pm

A teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers! A wondrous adventure for all the family.

FIREWORKS NIGHT

& GIG RIG

Thursday 4 August | Birr Rugby Club

7pm

FREE

A field of family fun! With Vintage Games, magic, the Mongrel Dog Show plus our Baby Vintage Costume Competition (15 months and under)!


Live music by Fanfare Piston, Dickie Donnelly and Splendid Isolation. Fireworks by Rocket Pyrotechnics.
Bucket collection with thanks to Birr Lions Club.
Strictly no hawkers. 

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CRINKILL SOAPBOX DERBY

Saturday 6 August | Crinkill

FREE | Open from 12pm

Officially Opening 2pm | (Registration up to 3pm)

Kindly sponsored by Romaquip.
It’s back and it’s going to be bigger than ever with racing (of course!), music, food & entertainment.
€40 to enter. (Participants must be over 18).
Contact crinkillsoapbox@gmail.com or call

Robert (089) 422 6894 or Celine (086) 100 2207 

LEINSTER REGIMENT

COMMEMORATION

Sunday 7 August | Crinkill Barracks

2.45pm

FREE

The Leinster Regiment was formed in 1881 with the amalgamation of the 100th Regiment of Foot and the 109th Regiment of Foot. Following its formation its Home Base became Crinkill Barracks. Following the formation of the Irish Free State, the five “Irish Regiments of the British Army, including the Leinster Regiment, were disbanded in June 1922 and the barracks was handed over to the Irish State.

This ceremony will commemorate these major events.

Leinster Regiment Annual Lecture

11.30am | Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

FREE

A public lecture on Martin O’Meara VC from Lorrha delivered by local historian, Gerard O’Meara.

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