“Lough Boora” Photography Exhibition – Birr Library October 2015

The “Lough Boora” exhibition by Birr Photography Group at Birr Library, County Offaly, Ireland for the month of October 2015. The exhibition features photographic art by 7 members of Birr Photography Group. Lough Boora Discovery Park presents an ever changing canvas where sculptures emerge from the landscape against a backdrop of wildflowers, grasslands, lakes and wetlands in … Continue reading

“Forced Perspective” Photography Exhibition – Birr Vintage Week August 2015

“Forced Perspective” – a photographic exhibition inspired by the age old cinematic technique, whereby optical illusion is employed to manipulate visual perception. The exhibition was on display in Xtravision’s shop window during the 47th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival from Friday 31st July to Friday 7th August 2015. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

“Lough Boora” Photography Exhibition – Lough Boora Visitors Centre August 2015

The “Lough Boora” exhibition by Birr Photography Group featured at the Lough Boora Visitor Centre, County Offaly, Ireland for the month of August 2015. In the unique setting of The Visitor Centre at The Lough Boora Discovery Park, there was an exhibition of photographic art by 7 members of Birr Photography Group. Lough Boora Discovery Park presents … Continue reading

“Reflections of Birr” Exhibition, Shorelines Festival, 6th September 2014

The “Reflections of Birr” exhibition by Birr Photography Group was featuring at the Shorelines Arts Festival in The Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna, County Galway from 7th to 28th September 2014. Birr Photography Group’s exhibition entitled “Reflections of Birr”, taking the work of Mary, Countess of Rosse, as their inspiration. This talented pioneering photographer was awarded the Silver … Continue reading

“Open Submission Exhibition”, Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, August 2014

46th Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, Friday 1st August to Friday 8th August, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland. Open Submission Exhibition curated by Cabrini Lynch in The Maltings. 6 members of Birr Photography Group had their images selected for this years Annual Exhibition. Well done everyone who took part.

“Running Wilde with Oscar” Photography Exhibition, Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival, August 2014

“Running Wilde with Oscar” a photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was showing at Craughwell’s Bar, Castle Street, Birr during August as part of the 46th Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival 2014. The photographers brief was to create a photographic portrayal of literary quotes from acclaimed Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. 7 photographers had … Continue reading

“Birr Union Workhouse” – A Photographic Exhibition

“Birr Union Workhouse” a photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was originally on show at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland from 17th August until 1st September 2013. The official opening was by local historian Margaret Hogan on Sunday 18th August 2013. The Exhibition then moved to Birr Library for … Continue reading

Birr Workhouse Talks in Birr Library 6th and 9th November 2013

As part of the “Birr Union Workhouse” historical exhibition by Birr Photography Group and Birr Historical Society showing at Birr Library, Wilmer Road, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland from 8th October until 16th November 2013, there were several talks given in Birr Library on 6th and 9th of November giving personal accounts of the Workhouse. Topics … Continue reading

“Birr Union Workhouse” Exhibition in Birr Library 8th October 2013

“Birr Union Workhouse” a historical exhibition by Birr Photography Group and Birr Historical Society showing at Birr Library, Wilmer Road, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland from 8th October until 16th November 2013. (Click on a thumbnail for gallery).

Birr Union Workhouse Conference 7th September 2013

A Conference on the historically significant Birr Workhouse was organised by Birr Historical Society in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on 6th and 7th September 2013. Birr Workhouse designed by George Wilkinson was opened in 1842 just 3 years before the Irish famine. Its function as an Institution was to deal with poverty by providing … Continue reading