Routes from the North, South, East and West go through Birr.
By Car: M7/N7 (From Dublin) to Roscrea take the N62, only about 12km to Birr. Or take the N4 to Tullamore, on the N52, Birr is approximately 25km away.
Trains to Tullamore, (Dublin/Galway line) or to Roscrea, (Dublin/Limerick line) Taxis available but quite expensive. Collection by special arrangement.
Busses to Birr: Kearns Coaches (Tel: +353 579 120124) or Bus Eireann (www.buseireann.ie) from Dublin, Galway, via Tullamore, Athlone, etc.
Air: Private Airfield, Roscrea Road, Birr.
Boat: River Shannon to Banagher or Portumna; Canal barge to Shannon Harbour or Belmont.
Location in Birr: In Emmet Square, (at the tall column with no statue), turn down Main Street to Market Square. Turn left at the monument. Brendan House is on the right with Buddhist Prayer flags across the front.