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/