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The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle Demesne in Ireland are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering, as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. Celebrating 400 years in 2021, this remarkable family have resided at the romantic and inspirational setting of Birr Castle Demesne, that is now home to the 7th Earl of Rosse. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations it is an environmental and a scientific time capsule.

Highlights of the demesne include:

  • World famous Great Telescope
  • Seven gallery Science Centre
  • Parsons Steam Turbine
  • 120 acres of Parklands and Gardens
  • 10km of paths
  • Five thousand species of Plants
  • Trails to choose from:
    • X-trails Solar Trail
    • The Gallery Challenge
    • The Red Tree Trail
    • Flora Trail – March to June
    • Bird Spotting

For more information, visit the Birr Castle Demesne website www.birrcastle.com

Source: midlandsireland.ie

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