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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Home Goods Store
“Love the gardens - the science park - the larger telescope and not least the castle. That’s not forgetting the super playground. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Castle
“Medieval castle, with 50 hectares of spectacular gardens including river, lake and waterfalls. In grounds is the science centre, including a telescope dating from the 1840's - which was, at the time, the largest telescope in the world for over 70 years. Website: www.birrcastle.com Eircode: R42 VO27 50 mins drive from Bluebell Cottage.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Small intimate theatre that stages some excellent plans, and attracts wonderful music gigs too... well worth a visit.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Townsend House has recently opened a lovely tapas style restaurant open on Friday and Saturday nights. We finally got to visit there last weekend and really enjoyed it. Booking required.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Serving Bell Lane and Illy coffee, great friendly staff, nice home baking and packed lunches.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great atmosphere and live music most weekends. Outdoor area with heaters and shelter if needed”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Our local theater and arts center offering year round programme of events from film to exhibitions, theater and music, check out the calendar for events during your stay. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Postal Town
“The Heritage town of Birr is only a short drive from Conroy's Old Bar. With it's quaint little shops, bars and restaurants, a walk around this beautiful Georgian town is a lovely way to while away a few hours. It is also host to a week long summer Arts Festival and also a Game Fair. SuperValue, Lidl and Tesco supermarkets can also be found here.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The best of all things organic, home of Mossfield Farm famous Cheese, Milk, Yougurt. Stocking fresh fruit and veg, a great range of breads. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends