• The Early History of the Town of Birr or Parsonstown by Thomas Lalor Cooke, first printed Dublin 1875, reprinted Tullamore 1990
  • Birr Heritage Town: a guide, Published by Birr Historical Society 1994
  • Birr: Pictures from the Past by Paul Barber , Blackwater Press 1997
  • Offaly History & Society Ed. William Nolan and Timothy P O Neill, Geography Publications 1998
  • Birr as a Landlord Town 1600-1900 ; B.Ed Degree thesis by S McNamara

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