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Beautiful Birr

I stopped by Birr Castle  recently to break up the trip home from Cork to Dublin. I had visited as a child with my family, but couldn’t remember much. 1,083 more words


Woodfield Cafe, Birr

Having heard great things about the Cafe at Woodfield Garden Centre in Birr, I was delighted to get an opportunity to visit for lunch earlier this week.   226 more words


Glenregan Loop

Back again, this time to tackle the Glenregan Loop. Having visited the previous week and done the Glinsk Castle Loop I now had the knowledge of which direction to head from the trail head. 207 more words



When I told people I went/was going to Birr in County Offaly, the general response was a look of utter confusion, and “why?????”. I said that I saw a nice picture, and that it was a good way to make a circle back to Galway. 883 more words


Glinsk Castle Loop

Firstly, many thanks to my beautiful wife for the birthday gift of a new pair of hiking boots.  The old pair of Meindls had served their time, and I’d walked the soles off them.   200 more words


The King’s County: Epitome of its History, Topography & C. (Birr, 1883, reprinted 1998.) Review by Dorothee Bibby

Recently, I purchased a little booklet ‘The Kings County: Epitome of its History, Topography & C. by J. St. George Joyce ’ at the Offaly History bookshop at Bury Quay, Tullamore. 1,639 more words

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