“Doors” Photo Theme Night 17th September 2015

Photo Theme Night on the topic “Doors” by Birr Photography Group in Craughwell’s Pub, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland on 17th September 2015. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).

“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 Workhouse Visit by Breffni Photography Club 18th June 2014

Breffni Photography Club from Virginia, County Cavan visited Birr Workhouse on 18th June 2014. Photographers Andy Wilson, Suella Holland, Milca Gabb and Heather Robertson Bryson from Breffni and Robert Revill from Birr Photography Group attended the event. Thanks to local historian Margaret Hogan for arranging access to the site.  

“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

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

Members of Birr Photography Group visited the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre on Saturday 22nd March 2014 for a photo shoot organised by The Slieve Bloom Photography Group. (Click on a thumbnail for Gallery).    

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

“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).