Walks

Whether you live in Birr, are returning home or are a new visitor to our heritage town, see Birr through new eyes with some fantastic walks throughout the week!

 

VISUAL ARTS TRAIL LAUNCH

Friday 29 July | 8pm

Start at The Courthouse Yard.

You are invited to join us for a Trail of Exhibition Launches on Friday 29 July, starting in the Courthouse Yard at 8pm.

 

We'll calling into the exhibitions enroute to Birr Technology Centre and finishing with the launch of Vintage Luminaries.

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ECCENTRIC TOUR OF BIRR

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday | 2pm

Start at Market Square.

Mary Boissel will guide you on a walking tour around the hidden gems of the town.

Finish at Emmet Square by 3.15pm

GARDEN TRAIL

Monday 1 August | 4pm

FULLY BOOKED

Various Locations.

Join us on the inaugural Garden Trail of Birr.

 

This is a great opportunity to share garden ideas and inspiration with other neighbours.

 

Plus a really enjoyable way to discover the many beautiful gardens spread across our town. 

 

Meeting Point | The Growery

Growing Plants

HISTORIC WALK OF BIRR

Tuesday 2 August | 7.30pm

Starting from John's Mall

Brian Kennedy of Birr Historical Society will give a guided tour of Birr’s historic centre.

Free.

TRÁTHNONA GAEILGE

Wednesday 3 August 

7pm Bualadh suas le chéile at Cearnóg Emmett. Ansin siúlóid timpeall an bhaile ag úsáid cúpla focal agus muid ag fiosrú stair an bhaile.
8.30pm Ciorcal Cómhrá i Craughwells.

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CHAMPION TREES & POLLINATING ARMIES

- TREE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES

FULLY BOOKED

Wednesday 3 August | Birr Castle

11am & 2pm

Join Brian Tobin, Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Forestry at University College Dublin on an adventure that explores some of the extraordinary synergistic partnerships between trees and small animals and insects that ensures their mutual success and survival. Perhaps we too can be inspired by solutions adopted in nature and apply to human challenges. 

 

Futures Lab is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Offaly County Council.

20 people per walk | Duration: 60 minutes

FREE | Registration essential

Starting Point | Blue Cedar (no 4 on map overlooking the suspension bridge)

SOCIAL WALK THROUGH BIRR CASTLE

Thursday 4 August 

4pm

Join staff from Offaly Local Development Company on an evening stroll through the beautiful grounds. Followed by some light refreshments and a good chat.

Free but booking essential.

Contact Declan on (087) 699 1226 or

Louise on (087) 692 5276/llarkin@offalyldc.ie

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