Bus Eireann also offers a regular service into the area
Distances and Directions from Major Ports/Centres
Take A1 south to Newry. Then the N1 south to Dublin and on to M50. Take N7 exit West towards Limerick. Turn off the N7 at Roscrea and take the N62 to Birr. The County Arms Hotel is on the right hand side as you enter the town.
From Dublin Airport Take M50 south to where it meets the N7 which will take you South West to Roscrea. From Roscrea N62 to Birr. The County Arms Hotel is on the right hand side as you enter the town.
Take N2 north to Wexford. From there take N11 to Enniscorthy. Take N11 towards Dublin for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto N80, travelling through Bunclody and on to Carlow, Stradbally and to Portlaoise. From Portlaoise take N7 to Roscrea and N62 to Birr.
Take N8 north from Cork city through Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir, Cashel to Thurles. From Thurles take N62 north to Roscrea and on to Birr.
Take N18 going south to Limerick. From Limerick take N7 through Nenagh and on to Roscrea. From Roscrea take N62 to Birr.
Take N6 to Athlone. One mile east of Athlone on N6 take N62 south to Birr.
Athlone 45km Take N62 south to Birr.