The Birr FAN Trail commemorates 27 remarkable people and places from this heritage town’s fascinating history: all famous, or infamous, in their day.
Their selection includes:
A Hollywood icon;
A Gaeilge-speaking-Argentinian-champion hurler;
A romantic GP;
A history-loving lawyer who should have stayed out of religion;
A successful businesswoman and TD who harboured a German spy;
A poetic cabinet-maker;
A ‘Little Theatre’ that made a big impact;
As well as a jazzy newspaper editor,
A geologist who has a peak in Canada named after him,
and a few veterans of a former empire’s battles.
There are sportspeople and diplomats;
those with strong threads through the arts,
and explorers, and people of the Church.
Along the trail, we have also included locations linked with ‘dramatic events’.
There is a murder, a schism, an out-done Dame and a handful of revolutionaries.
Follow the trail by clicking here; https://birrfantrail.ie/