Vintage Memories

Join us for a trip down memory lane meeting old friends along the way, as we reveal our online programme of events for 2020!

To celebrate the virtual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival. Offaly libraries have put together a blog post, examining the wonderful development of the festival over the years, through local newspaper articles. You can read the blog post and all of the relating articles over on their blog. It is so interesting to see how the festival began and how it was shaped with such love and enthusiasm by a large number of people from the Birr community. 

Written by Julie McGuirk – Birr/Banagher Library

See the full article here 

Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

Hi all!
We are putting together a video as part of this year's Vintage Week, its a reflection on the past 52 years.

A project like this can never have too many stories or memories archived so if anybody would like to say a few words or share any memories please send me a message and we can arrange a quick interview!

Alternatively if anyone, particularly anyone abroad would like to record something on their phone and submit it that would be great! Looking to gather a huge variety of stories from all of the Birr community, young and old!

Home video can be sent to