We visited Ireland in August, 2006, and were privileged to use a self-catering cottage on the grounds of Birr Castle as our home base. The Birr Castle Demesne -- in addition to being a place of great importance in the history of Irish science and technology -- is exquisitely photogenic. These 50 images give a little of the feel of the place; if you are looking specifically for images of the Great Telescope, they are near the end of this set.
Click on the first thumbnail image below to be taken to a slide show with captions, or click on any individual thumbnail image to be taken to its larger version.
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Click here to be taken to a separate collection of images of the 50 "trees of distinction" along the Demesne's Red Tree Trail.