Birr - Offaly

Birr Castle Demesne

Night's Sky | Stargazing


Join Dr. Niamh Shaw and members of Midlands Astronomy Club for a tour of the night sky over Birr through telescopes. With clear skies, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters will be visible. This Stargazing event is inspired by Birr’s astronomy heritage from the time of William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800 – 1867) and currently I-LOFAR’s astrophysical observing facility within Birr Castle Demesne.

Meet at Birr Castle Demesne  (entrance only via the main Gate at Oxmantown Mall).
*This is an outdoor event. Bring a torch and wear suitable clothing and footwear.
This event will take place in line with current Covid 19 government guidelines.

Exploring Birr Skies is a community project in collaboration with Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr Tidy Towns, Birr Castle Demesne and AstroLands with I-LOFAR, led by Trinity College Dublin. Supported by the Creative Ireland Programme (2017 – 2022) in partnership with Offaly County Council.

Photo credit: D.Kilfeather

Time: 8.30pm - 11:30pm

Genres: Heritage / History / Science

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Townparks, Birr, Co. Offaly


Phone: (057) 912 0336

Venue is Booked Out!