Birr Vacations

13 miles (21 kilometers) to the southwest of Offaly, is Birr, the perfect place to discover more about this fabulous region. Coming from Carnmore Airport in Offaly, Birr is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the east.

Birr is close to a diverse collection of Offaly’s attractions. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Birr Castle and the iconic Leap Castle. Two other interesting attractions nearby Birr are Bernard's Pyramid and the Irish High Cross Kinnitty.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many interesting cultural highlights in and around Birr. Spend part of the day browsing the exhibits at the An Dun Transport and Heritage Museum in Athlone.

If you are into nature, go and check out some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax. Take sunscreen and all the gear you need and spend a morning exploring the waters of the Lough Boora Parklands in Broughal.

Attractions like Clonfert Cathedral in Portumna, Slieve Bloom and Temple Ciaran in Athlone are popular places for visitors to Birr. History buffs will enjoy exploring Ballaghmore Castle in Borris-in-Ossory.

Sports lovers vacationing in Birr should head to O'Moore Park, Portlaoise to see the Laois GAA in action. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear blue and white, the colors of the Laois GAA.

When you’re ready to relax after checking out the many charms of Birr, check in to one of the area's range of accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Kinnitty Castle Hotel, the Dooly's Hotel, and the popular Emmet House.

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