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Irish Georgian SocietyBirr and Midlands Chapter

About the Birr and Midlands Chapter and Committee

The Birr Chapter was established  in 1994.  In 2015, the Chapter extended its geographical reach and is now known as the Birr/Midlands Chapter.

The Committee, consisting of 15 members, meets once a month. Reports are submitted to Irish Georgian Society HQ.

 Committee Officers:

Chapter Head - the Earl of Rosse

Chair - John Joyce

Hon Treasurer - Gerry Browne

Hon Secretary - Elizabeth Fogarty

Activities include trips to buildings of architectural interest; participation in the annual garden party and an annual Christmas party at Birr Castle.  In 2015/2016 the Chapter was proud to support and contribute to the Famous and Notables of Birr (FAN) Trail.   This resulted in the installation of 25 Blue Plaques around the town commemorating distinguished visitors and former residents including Dame Nelly Melba, Opera Singer; Bernadette O’Farrell, Hollywood actress and Eamon Bulfin revolutionary and diplomat. In 2017 it is planned  to add two further plaques. Brochures and flyers have been produced and can be found on Visit Offaly and on our Facebook page, Famous and Notables of Birr - FAN trail.

Membership

Membership is organised via Irish Georgian Society HQ, Dublin

New members from the Birr/Midlands area are invited to contact us when they join so that they can be included in invitations to local activities.

Contact

Email: Elizabeth Fogarty, Hon Secretary  

IGS Birr/M Visit to Mount Stewart

Birr/Midlands chapter visit Mount Stewardt - 10 June 2017