“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

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

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).

“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

“Birr Workhouse” Talk and Slideshow 28th February 2013

Local historian Margaret Hogan will be giving a presentation on “The Birr Workhouse” in Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland from 8pm.