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Information about Birr

Published on April 8, 2008

Author: IEmichael0

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A small prsentation of my home town for the BLAID project group
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Birr

My Home town Birr Where is Birr?

Where is Birr?

Red dot == Birr

Centre of Ireland

Birr is shown Below

Birr Birr is located at the centre of Ireland. The hottest and coldest temperature are recorded here. Birr is one of the finest Georgian towns in Ireland There is a primary school and a secondary that caters for wide choice of subjects.

Birr is located at the centre of Ireland.

The hottest and coldest temperature are recorded here.

Birr is one of the finest Georgian towns in Ireland

There is a primary school and a secondary that caters for wide choice of subjects.

Georgian buildings

Town of Birr Some of the buildings here are very old. Lot of the buildings were build by the Lord Rosse family. The main street in Birr. Every year Vintage Week is held on 15th - Friday 22nd August. During the Parade on Sunday 12 August to this day it has it has not rained on this day.

Some of the buildings here are very old.

Lot of the buildings were build by the Lord Rosse family.

The main street in Birr.

Every year Vintage Week is held on 15th - Friday 22nd August.

During the Parade on Sunday 12 August to this day it has it has not rained on this day.

The main Street in Birr.

The parade The parade consists of modern machine and old ones. People dressed in costumes. Everyone in the Birr and outside get involved in this festive season.

The parade consists of

modern machine and old

ones. People dressed

in costumes.

Everyone in the Birr and

outside get involved in this

festive season.

The Parade There are many different events on for the week. Many people come from outside to join in the festival. Brining in art, craft,

There are many different events on for the week.

Many people come from outside

to join in the festival. Brining

in art, craft,

Town of Birr The population of Birr is 4000 ,approx.. The first person that was killed in Ireland by car was in Birr. There was a distillery in Birr but now its closed

The population of Birr is 4000 ,approx..

The first person that was killed in Ireland by car was in Birr.

There was a distillery in Birr but now its closed

Hurling The first all-Ireland between Galway and Tipperary was played in Birr in 1888. Birr is big player when it comes to hurling for a small town. People from all over the world come to see the Birr Castle. Why?

The first all-Ireland

between Galway and

Tipperary was played in

Birr in 1888.

Birr is big player when

it comes to hurling for a small town.

People from all over the world come

to see the Birr Castle. Why?

Telescope. The Birr castle. It was the 3rd largest telescope in the world. Which was the largest for 70 years. Attracted astronomers from all over the world Constructed here at Birr Castle in the 1840's by the third Earl of Rosse

The Birr castle.

It was the 3rd largest telescope in the world.

Which was the largest for 70 years.

Attracted astronomers

from all over the world

Constructed here at

Birr Castle in the

1840's by the third

Earl of Rosse

Birr castle The grounds of the castle is very enjoyably during the summer months for walking. It has woods, forests, river, lake and water. Many families, students and tourists come here.

The grounds of the

castle is very

enjoyably during the

summer months for

walking.

It has woods, forests,

river, lake and water.

Many families, students and tourists come here.

People Birr is a home for many different nationality that live here: British, Romania, African, Indian, French, polish, Lithuanian and also us Irish. We are happy to see all these different cultures coming to such a small town. Lot of the Lithuanian people need to integrate into the community other then forming there own groups.

Birr is a home for many different

nationality that live here:

British, Romania, African, Indian,

French, polish, Lithuanian and also us Irish.

We are happy to see all these different cultures coming to such a small town.

Lot of the Lithuanian people need to integrate into the community other then forming there own groups.

People No person in Birr died of hungry. The people of Birr were the only people that didn’t starve during the famine. The Rosse family employed them and paid them 20C a day.

No person in Birr died of hungry.

The people of Birr were the only people that didn’t starve during the famine.

The Rosse family employed them and paid them 20C a day.

Most Haunted Castle There is a castle called Leap Castle which is believed to be haunted Castle in Birr, Ireland and Europe. ( the castle is outside birr) The castle is occupied now with a family.

There is a castle called Leap Castle which is believed to be haunted Castle in Birr, Ireland and Europe. ( the castle is outside birr)

The castle is occupied

now with a family.

What’s in Birr. We have the garden of the castle open to people, the rivers for fresh water fishing, local clubs, slieve bloom mountains for walking( near Birr), the bog, 8 miles from River Shannon,( largest River in the British isle. We are welcoming people and we welcome people from all over the world.

We have the garden of the castle open to people, the rivers for fresh water fishing, local clubs, slieve bloom mountains for walking( near Birr), the bog, 8 miles from River Shannon,( largest River in the British isle.

We are welcoming people and we welcome people from all over the world.

Thatched building A pub and a restaurant

Quick facts. Birr is a Georgian town The First telegram in 1853 was send in Ireland was from Birr To Dublin. The person to be killed by a car was in Birr. (the person fell out of the car) The third Earl of Rosse invented the largest telescope in Birr.

Birr is a Georgian town

The First telegram in 1853 was send in Ireland was from Birr To Dublin.

The person to be killed by a car was in Birr. (the person fell out of the car)

The third Earl of Rosse invented the largest telescope in Birr.

Thanks to: I would like to thank Jack Feehan. Report written by Heera Dolan. Student at AIT Athlone Ireland.

I would like to thank Jack Feehan.

Report written by Heera Dolan.

Student at AIT Athlone Ireland.

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