For more than 40 years, Birr has celebrated the coming of motorised vehicles in style, with costumed parades and displays of vintage vehicles of every kind – from fancy Rolls Royces to humble motor bikes, carriages to early tractors and other farm machinery.
Vintage sports are played too – costumed lawn tennis, croquet – and the residents of the town now have a stock of vintage costumes so extensive that they can, and do, dress elegantly and in period for any event.
While classic cars and vehicles are everywhere in Birr this week, and at the centre of many events, there is a lot more to Vintage week that those with less of an interest in old motors will enjoy. There is music of all sorts, including street entertainment with a busking competition, an antique and fine art fair and a special programme of movies at the local cinema.
There are also visual arts exhibitions at a nunber of venues and the pubs of the town go all out, with a wide selection of live entertainment to chose from every evening.
Kids are well catered for, with art and music workshops, treasure hunts and many other events.
Date and details for 2020 subject to confirmation.