Birr Historical Society was founded under the chairmanship of the late Joe Shortt in 1981. The society meet on the third Monday of each month from September to May, in The County Arms Hotel. Members enjoy talks on a local, national or international topic. It is a great place to meet like-minded people, who share a love of history.
The society have an annual dinner each December in the County Arms Hotel and also enjoy walks/outings during the summer months. We always organise a guided walk during National Heritage Week and are glad give a tour of Birr to visiting Historical societies. New members or visitors are always welcome. The current officers are President Brian Kennedy, Hon. Secretary Jimmy Shortt, Hon. Treasures Margaret Hensey and Jackie Dunne, PRO Teresa Ryan-Feehan. Please follow Birr Historical Society, on Facebook.