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When the British Tommies heard the "birr" of the five-inch Canadian shells they all asked whose they were.

Once he heard the birr of his father's voice in the lobby and his mother speaking in shrill protest, and then—oh, horror!

His great reflector, built in his own grounds at Birr Castle, Ireland, was finished in 1844.

Birr is the very centre of Ireland, and probably takes airs to herself in consequence.

A quick run of nine miles brings us to the quaint old city of Birr, just as the night closes in.

Grey spent three days in reducing the lands of Birr and Modreeny, the latter of which had to be taken by assault.

He never spoke to those he despised or disliked without "the birr."

The hawk terrified out of its wits, flew off with a birr, leaving Poll to proceed homewards at pleasure.

An abbey was founded at Birr by St Brendan (d. 573), to whom the present parish church is dedicated.

Birr Castle itself is a noble mansion with reminiscences from the time of Cromwell.

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