The trip to Birr Castle and Gardens has been rescheduled for Saturday, 30 September. The cost of the visit is €35, which includes admission, lunch (soup, sandwiches, and tea/coffee), and transport. The castle tour also includes full access to the Science Centre, Great Telescope, and gardens. We will meet at the church at 9.15am to depart by 9.30am and plan to arrive in Birr by ~11.45am; we expect to leave Birr by 4.00pm for a ~6.45pm arrival back in Dublin. Due to the small size of the group (max. 20), we will travel by car and are seeking three additional drivers, who will receive as compensation €10 per passenger in their car. As there is substantial demand for castle tours, the booking deadline is 12 noon on Sunday, 24 September. For more information about the site, please visit http://birrcastle.com/. If you would like to book a spot, please contact the parish office at 01-668-8522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.