The SUB Project

The SUB Project is situated on Connaught St. and is open for Drop-In Service every Friday 3-5pm for young people from the Birr area,

aged 12-18 years.

Activities include internet, pool, DVDs, games etc.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Claire on 086 7805243 or Hazel on 086 3845646


Birr Lions Club

Our commitment to youth is most important to us. By providing sponsorship for youth events, be they sporting, recreational or educational, we can help to light a path that our young people will travel as they grow and mature. It is a path filled with promise and discovery, enthusiasm and hope. Anything that keeps Youth away from drugs, drink and the other temptations of this modern age should be encouraged and supported.


Scouts in Birr

Meetings take place weekly in the Birr Scout Hall beside the Marian Hall, Birr,

Cubs which is for boy and girls aged 8-11 takes place on Tuesday from 7.30-8.30pm

Scouts which is for  ages 11-16 takes place on Wednesday nights from 7.30-8.30pm.

If you are interested in finding out what scouts is all about, Feel free to drop down to our meetings any week and I am sure you will enjoy it

You can contact us at

If you want you could also phone us on 057 9120036

Or write to us at:

Jack Ryan,
Emmet Street,
Co Offaly,


Birr Youth Dance


At present the Offaly Youth Dance Company is under the supervision and guidance of 'Legitimate Bodies Dance Company', a professional dance company supported and grant aided by Offaly County Council Arts Office. Legitimate Bodies offers a range of contemporary dance workshops, one of which is aimed solely at the Offaly Youth Dance Company, another a Primary Schools Outreach Dance Programme.


Yummy Dance
Tuesday 3 – 4pm
Starts 15 September, and 10 November
(€50 for 5 weeks; €90 for 10 weeks; or drop-in €12)
Dance games for 3 – 5 year olds, to keep them active and nurture their creativity.

First Footing
Tuesday 4.30 – 6pm
Starts 15 September 
(€70 for 12 weeks)
Amazingly fun sessions with lots of breathless dance for 7 – 11 year olds. 

Offaly Youth Dance
Wednesday 5.30 – 7.30
Starts 16 September 
(€75 for 12 weeks)
Offaly Youth Dance is the only chance to explore contemporary dance in the County for 12 – 15 year olds. Don’t miss it! 


Call Birr Theatre and Arts Centre 
Box Office open: 1pm and 5:30pm
057 9122911

Birr Leisure Centre

Swimming Pool

Children’s Lessons:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5.00 pm - 5. 45 pm

Saturdays: 10.00 am - 10.45 am      11.00 am - 11.45 am

Note: Booking is essential.

See or Phone 0579120343 for Public times

Child: 3 euro Student: 4 euro Family: 15 euro




Monday Fitness Pilates 21st Sept -26th Oct 11.00am-11.45am 60euro
Monday Advanced Spin  21st Sept -26th Oct  7.00pm -  7.45am    48 euro

Monday Circuit Training    8.00pm -  8.45pm 7th Sept - 12th Oct 48 euro

Tuesday 8th Sept “Bums and Tums” 7.30pm -8.15pm 48 euro

Tuesday Gymnastics for Girls  5.30pm -6.30pm  36 euro

Wednesday Beginners Spin 7.00pm -7.30pm 23th Sept 48 euro

Wednesday Fitness Pilates 8.00pm -8.45pm 23th Sept 48 euro

Thursday Gymnastics for girls  5.30pm -6.30pm 36 euro

Thursday Step Aerobics 7.30pm 8.15pm  10th Sept 48 euro

Thursday Circuit Training  8.30pm -9.15pm  7th Sept 48.euro

Wilmer Tennis Club, Birr

The Wilmer Tennis Club is an active and busy club that operates all year round. The club is involved in the Shreddies Parks Tennis scheme, which promotes tennis for children around Ireland.

Fee for Parks Tennis €30 (Includes 1 year club membership)

Contact: Brian Hogan 086 4052559


Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Many exciting productions have been staged at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. Musicians, such as Mundy, Rosey, Jack L, Duke Special, Declan O’Rourke, Ronnie Drew and comedians such as Pat Shortt and Tommy Tiernan have performed here. There is plenty in Birr Theatre for young people to enjoy, including Summer Camp treats such as School of Rock, REEL Film School, Children’s Theatre Summer Camp etc.

Contact: 057 9122911


Birr Rugby Club

Contact: Denis Shine 087-6208958



Birr Girl Guides

Promoting Girl Guide activities and events in Birr.

Contact: Zara Cordial 086 3362445


Birr Outdoor Education Centre

Birr Outdoor Education Centre is located on the Roscrea road in Birr. Activities such as abseiling, orienteering and kayaking are available.

Contact: Mary Clarke @ 057 9120029


Birr GAA

Birr GAA Club is one of Ireland’s most successful clubs, proudly promoting Gaelic Games in Birr and the surrounding areas.

Contact: Michelle Hogan @ 087 4163056