Brona Dempsey in Birr provides accommodations with a garden, a terrace, and barbecue facilities. The air-conditioned accommodations are 23 miles from Cross of the Scriptures, and guests can benefit from on-site private parking and complimentary Wifi. The accommodation features luggage storage space and daily room service for guests. At the bed and breakfast, each unit has a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen, and towels. A patio with outdoor furniture and garden views is offered in each unit. At the bed and breakfast, every unit comes with a seating area. A selection of options including fresh pastries and juice are available for the continental breakfast. The area is popular for hiking, and free use of bicycles is available at this 3-star bed and breakfast. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre is 24 miles from the bed and breakfast, while Dun na Si Heritage & Genealogical Centre is 26 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Shannon Airport, 71 miles from Brona Dempsey.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Birr
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Carmen
    United States of America United States of America
    We were so pleased to find a clean and comfortable place to stay towards the end of our road trip after a couple subpar spots. Brona was a delight and brought a delicious breakfast to our room.
  • Eleanor
    Canada Canada
    Stayed 2 nights to go to a wedding. Beautiful rural location with very comfortable beds, sparkling clean and a delightful host. Brona was extremely kind and accommodating.
  • Desmond
    United States of America United States of America
    It was a real pleasure staying with Brona. I really enjoyed my stay. It was a wonderful visit 😊

Hosted by Brona Dempsey

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Brona Dempsey
This stylish, contemporary property is situated in a calm, tranquil setting just outside the Georgian heritage town of Birr with Birr Castle Demesne and historic science museum. There are two rooms as options for booking Room 1: Deluxe King Room with en-suite: This room comfortably sleeps two adults but there's plenty of space for a cot/camp bed. Room 2: Garden twin room with en-suite. This room is located separate to the main house 5 meters away from the breakfast room. Guests are offered tea/coffee/hot chocolate on arrival and a nite-cap of a local liquor is offered before retiring to bed. Our house is warm bright and has everything you need to make your stay a memorable one. Weather permitting guests can have their breakfast outside.
We really enjoy meeting people and love to hear about their different experiences and stories. Alternatively if someone wishes minimal interaction that's no problem either. There will always be someone in the house to answer any questions and to interact, if desired, with the guests. We have plenty of suggestions and ideas of what to do locally and details of local restaurants. We would be delighted to share this with our guests. On arrival we offer tea/ coffee/hot chocolate. We always supply a refreshing jug of fresh filtered cold water with orange/lime and mint. I work as a carer and teacher.
It is in a tranquil countryside setting but yet only a short walk from the town of Birr. Birr is a famous Heritage Georgian town with Birr Castle Demense and science museum. The town itself has a fabulous river walk with an outdoor gym and super playground. There's a skateboard park for energetic teenagers! Birr has plenty of great coffee shops. Kinnity Slieve Bloom mountains are on our doorstep. We are around 20 minutes walk from Birr town on a quiet rural road. 20 mins drive from the N7 motorway . There are various buses to Birr from Dublin, Athlone, Galway and Tullamore.
Language spoken: English

Area info

Amenities of Brona Dempsey
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Suit press
  • Baggage storage
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules
Brona Dempsey takes special requests – add in the next step!

From 17:00 to 22:00
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
From 06:00 to 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Brona Dempsey of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about Brona Dempsey

  • Brona Dempsey offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Horseback riding
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Tennis equipment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental

  • Guests staying at Brona Dempsey can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Brona Dempsey is 1.5 miles from the center of Birr. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Brona Dempsey may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Brona Dempsey include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Yes, Brona Dempsey is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Brona Dempsey is from 5:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.