Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre

Things to do in County Offaly, Ireland - Birr Castle, Gardens & Science Centre - YourDaysOut

The Award-Winning Gardens of Birr Castle in Co.Offaly, Ireland and the newly revamped Science Centre are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, and walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. The Parsons family invite you to explore one of the most extraordinary places in Ireland. Created over generations, it is an environmental and scientific time capsule. Science In the early 1840’s, the Third Earl of Rosse designed and built the largest telescope in the world. With this telescope, he discovered the spiral nature of some of the galaxies, and from 1845-1914, anyone wishing to witness this phenomenon had to come to Birr. And they came, in their hundreds, from across Europe and beyond, to observe the stars with Lord Rosse or simply to marvel at this feat of engineering in the middle of Ireland. This Reflecting telescope remained the largest in the world for over 70 years and is arguably the largest...

1 Rosse Row, Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
9-6
Adult - EUR 9.00 Child - EUR 5.00 Family - EUR 25.00
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