Offaly Attractions

Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre

The Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre is one of Ireland’s award-winning attractions to visit in Birr, County Offaly, just 35 minutes from the Abbey Court.

There’s so much to do and to see at Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre. It’s a beautiful place to visit with your family, children, friends, group or as an individual. Walk around one of the most stunning and tranquil gardens in Ireland. The 50 hectares’ garden is filled with great abundance of spectacular features for you to explore including:

Over 40 champion trees and more than 2,000 species of plants

Amazing wildlife

World’s tallest box hedges

Romantic hornbeam cloister walk

Enchanting waterfalls, rivers and lakes

1820 suspension bridge

Ireland’s largest adventure treehouse (Bouncy pillow, sand pits, climbing frames, slides)

Ancient well of Saint Brendan

Science Centre (Photography, engineering, astronomy and the world’s famous Great Telescope) plus much more

Guided, audio and tailored tours are available upon requests.


Birr Outdoor Education & Training Centre


The Birr Outdoor Education & Training Centre provides outdoor education courses to diverse groups of all ages and abilities. They supply certified instructors, activities, meals, and all required specialized equipment. The courses are adaptable and tailored to suit the specific requirements of each group. 

For Further information or to see their website please follow the link.


Tearaways Pet Farm & Activity Centre

At Tearways Pet Farm & Activity Centre they provide indoor and outdoor activities to keep all the family happy and active, whatever he weather. They have a purpose built 6,000 square foot indoor activity centre with slodes, crawling tunnels, ball pits and a separate toddler area. Tearaways has a coffee shop for your to relax in whilst your kids play and have fun. 

Their outdoor facilities include a Pet Farm, outdor playground, sports area, sledge run, games area, go-cart track and of course their popular barrel train. 

For Further information or to book tickets please follow the link


Lough Boora Discovery Park

Get away from it all and explore the unique beauty of Lough Boora Discovery Park. Relax with friends and family amidst breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy the simple things and spend quality time making memories to treasure. Connect with nature to revitalise mind and body. 

For further information and to visit Lough Boora's website please follow link.


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