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

“Birr Union Workhouse” Photography Exhibition Launch 18th August 2013.

The official opening of Birr Photography Group’s “Birr Union Workhouse” Exhibition by local historian Margaret Hogan on Sunday 18th August in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr. All the photographers from Birr Photography Group with historian Margaret Hogan and Workhouse owner Finbar McLoughlin. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

“Birr Union Workhouse” Photography Exhibition 17th August 2013

“BIRR UNION WORKHOUSE” A Photographic Exhibition by BIRR PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP   “Birr Union Workhouse” a photographic exhibition by Birr Photography Group was showing at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr from 17th August until 1st September. The official opening by local historian Margaret Hogan was on Sunday 18th August at 7pm. Birr Union … Continue reading

Photo Presentation 22nd November 2012

On Thursday 22nd November 2012, local historian Margaret Hogan was presented with a framed print of “The Leviathan” by Julien Kennedy as part of Birr Photography Groups appreciation for her launching the “Reflections of Birr” exhibition in Birr Theatre on 21st September. Front left to right: Julien Kennedy; Margaret Hogan and Terry Smith. Back left to right: Donie … Continue reading

“Reflections of Birr” Photography Exhibition Launch Night

The “Reflections of Birr” Exhibition was launched by local historian Margaret Hogan on Friday 21st September in Birr Theatre. Margaret gave us a glowing introduction and the images we well received by the public. Paul Barber, Julien Kennedy and Emma Ne Haslam at The Exhibition Launch

“Reflections of Birr” Photography Exhibition, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, September to October 2012

“REFLECTIONS OF BIRR” A Photographic Exhibition by BIRR PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP Birr is a heritage town with a unique Georgian character. Birr Castle Demesne has been the residence of the Parsons family for over 400 years. During this time, the Parsons family has made exceptional contributions to astronomy, photography, engineering and botany. Mary, Countess of Rosse … Continue reading