Birr Heritage Centre

John's Hall , John's Place , Birr , Co. Offaly

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About Birr Heritage Centre

Birr Heritage Centre is located at John's Hall, John's Place in Birr, Co. Offaly.

John's Hall is a Neo-classical commemorative hall, reminiscent of an Ionic temple, built for the 2nd Earl of Rosse in 1833 to commemorate the death of his 26-year old son, John Clere Parsons, from scarlet fever.

It was first used as a schoolhouse, later as a town hall, and now it houses Birr's Heritage Centre.

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