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Townsend House is Birr’s only failte Ireland approved and registered Guest House. It is a luxurious Georgian house located in the centre of Birr’s fine heritage town.Townsend House Tapas and Wine Bar now open Friday/Saturday 6pm .

The guest house was completely re-furbished in 2003. All rooms are decorated with a Georgian theme and have the finest antique furniture with a mixture of king and queen size beds. All bedrooms are ensuite, complete with direct dial telephone, multi channel TV and tea/coffee making facilities .Wireless Wifi access  throughout the premises.

Two large family rooms are available. Our guests can relax in our old world wine bar in front of our wood burning stove and can sample our great selection of wines.

BREAKFAST ROOM

We offer two large breakfast rooms both with open fire places and can seat 24 people. Breakfast bar with selections of cereals, fresh fruit, yogurts,smoothies, jams and home made brown/soda bread and scones.
Traditional and buffet style breakfast served. All our produce is purchased locally.

Beautifull Gardens
You can relax in our garden in our seating area or walk through the lawn area to admire the great range of flowering shrubs and plants.You can also sample some of  our  organic vegetables in our vegetable garden.
County Offaly is a place to sample all the best about Ireland.Whether you come for the historic towns and outstanding heritage sites,to walk the hills or take a relaxing cruise on the River Shannon,you will discover people with a good nature.
BIRR is a vibrant town with a hum of activity and there is a warm sense of community spirit .Birr with its castle and formal gardens,as well as elegant tree-lined streets,is one of Ireland’s premier heritage towns and the visitors will find much to do.
The important early religious settlement of Clonmacnoise with its three well-preserved High Crosses is a name with a unique
resonance in Irish monastic history and is one of the county’s most impressive sites.
Providing a 21st century contrast the magical Lough Boora Parklands is a fascinating place to potter around.
With its unique sculptures representing some of the most creative environmental outdoor works of art to be found anywhere in Ireland.
A host of activities,from walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains,cycling along marked trails,as well as fishing,golfing,horse riding and watersports are waiting for you.
Come to Offaly and stay with us in Birr.and you will find a wealth of pubs and restaurants and all with a genuine friendly welcome.
What are you waiting for?There’s so much to see and enjoy right in the Heart of Ireland.
Stay with us and Visit Moneygall the Ancestorial Home of President Barack Obama of the United States of America,only 20 minute Drive away.
Birr Skate Park is another new attraction for our youth and is within walking distance from our Guesthouse.
For anybody that enjoys long walks, Birr town has now got additional walks through our beautiful Camcor Park, and also you can stop along the way to enjoy a cup of coffee in one of our many Coffee Shops.
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