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48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr at the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events.

Birr, County Offaly

29th July to 5th August 2016

The all-inclusive programme includes a fantastic opening parade, an artisan food and craft market, an Olde Time Traditional Fair, busking competition, antique and fine arts fair, donkey derby, free children's events, live music, sporting and literary events, pub entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display which will light up the skies above the town.

The Arts play a central role with an exciting visual arts trail, theatre performances, film screenings, and pop-up studios and a range of mixed media workshops for both children and adults transforming previously vacant spaces into creative hubs.

With annual favourites and new events, vintage flavour and modern entertainment for all, Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival promises to be a dynamic and vibrant event celebrating the town's unique heritage and culture. It inspires participation and enjoyment in all those who come out and sample the varied programme of events in the wonderful setting of Birr

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Time: 9th June to 11th June 2017
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Kilbeggan Races
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Time: 4th June 2017 at 2:45 pm


Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
Gordon Bennett Annual Classic Car Rally
The Gordon Bennett Classic Road Festival is open to all vintage, veteran and classic cars, motorcycles and commercials registered prior to 1980.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017


Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run
Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.
Time: 2nd June to 5th June 2017
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