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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!

More to be announced!

QUAM ABSURDUM/

HOW ABSURD

Monday 5 & Wednesday 7 August / 3pm

Starting from Market Square

 

A tragedy and a comedy. A short piece of interactive street theatre, using some Latin phrases, based on the arrival of 4 Roman gods in Birra, Hibernia. The mortals have made a bit of a mess of things in the Centrum Technologia. 

They all head off to the Halla Marian- dedicated to a goddess, very similar to Juno, to see how things work out. 2 scenarios . A tragedy first followed swiftly by a comedy and all ends well.

 

If you would like to get involved in either production, playing a role or helping to make the Latin posters, contact maryboisssel@gmail.com

 

Free, no booking required. 

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HISTORICAL WALKING

TOUR

Tuesday 6 August / 7.30pm

Starting from St Brendan's R.C Church, Wilmer Road

 

2024 marks the 200th anniversary of continuous worship in St. Brendan's R.C. Church and the 70th anniversary of the building of the Marian Hall.

 

Join local historian Brian Kennedy for the annual historical walking tour of Birr. Commencing at St. Brendan's R.C. Church, Wilmer Rd., at 7.30 p.m. and going through Birr's oldest areas to The Marian Hall, this year celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The route will be via Chapel Lane, Market Square, Castle St. and William St. and may divert to Bridge St., the bottom of High St./Moorpark St. and Mount Sally (time permitting). 

 

Free, no booking required. 

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