Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival

When: 15th Aug 2008
Location: Birr
Web site:

Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival is an annual event and interests many people. Locals and visitors from all the different places gather into the pretty Georgian heritage town of Birr for the annual Vintage Week and Arts Festival. The whole town takes part and many dress up in the old style elegant vintage clothes.

The week-long festival includes many events like Sunday Parade of vintage cars, engines, floats, horses and carriages, marching bands, jugglers & clowns, street theatre.


An extensive exhibition trail, Annual Antique & Fine Arts Fair, costume competitions, Old style shopwindows, candle lit nights in local pubs, historical walking tours, Film nights and live theatre, Flying Club’s Fly-in.

Free daily children’s events and Vintage & Modern Sports events also takes place. A number of hotly contested competitions like Photography Competition, pub competitions, Carlsberg Donkey Derby and Barman’s Race, games add a little spice to the occasion.There are prizes for Best Dressed Lady, Best Busker and Best in the Vintage Parade. Other Attractions include Live music and orchestras, spectacular fireworks display, theatre performances, art exhibitions, vintage markets.


This year the festival kicks off on 15th August 08. Please check the link for more details.


For accomodation and availability queries, please contact Kinnitty Castle on 057 91 37318 or email 


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