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“A Hidden Gem”
House and Garden open to visitors on June 1st – September 10th, 2017. Please see below for times and details.
For events in May and June 2017, please check websites for news about Drogheda Arts Festival and Vantastival
Built at the end of the C17th, Beaulieu is one of the best preserved examples of an early unfortified mansion to be found in Ireland. Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, it was built around a Plunkett property by Sir Henry Tichbourne, a soldier turned statesman, who came to Ireland in the 1620s.
Beaulieu’s architecture is in the ‘Artisan Mannerist’ style, with a hipped roof, tall chimney stacks and delicate red brick dressings. Inside, a decorative scheme survives from the 1720s, with ornate plasterwork, fine panelling and a ceiling painting attributed to Willem van der Hagen. Family portraits, Baroque carvings of musical instruments and a port-scape, showing the medieval walls of the town of Drogheda, can also be seen.
Beaulieu is still a family home and has descended through twelve generations – often through the female line. House and garden are open to visitors and small groups – with advance booking for groups of 10, or more. (Please use the Contact Page, for bookings outside of the Summer opening days).
A tour guide will show you round – with a tour lasting about 50 minutes.
The vibrant walled garden is self-guided and contains many unusual plants and trees for the gardening enthusiast.
We are members of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail and a route map to other gardens and houses in the area can be downloaded here. Boyne Valley Garden Trail Map 2017
Opening Times for House and Garden in 2017:
June 1st, 2017 – September 10th, 2017 | Monday – Friday, 11 – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday Opening in July and August, 1pm – 5pm
Heritage Week 19th-27th August, 2017.
Price: €10 per person (includes 50 minute tour) | Free for under 16s | Garden only: €5 per person
Dogs on leads.
Tea, coffee, scones and buffet lunches can be catered for visiting groups.
Please send us your enquiry through the Contact page.
Please check our FB page for daily details and the house answer phone for more information on occasional closed days and upcoming events.
00 353 (0)41 9838557
Please down load this PDF brochure for the 2017 Boyne Valley Holiday Guide
Upcoming Events and Activities in 2017
Vantastival at Beaulieu, June 3 and 4, 2017. Tickets at www.vantastival.com
Things that happened in 2016…
In partnership with the producers of Vantastival, we are delighted to be hosting a festive night of magical music by renowned singer and songwriter, Lisa Hannigan on Saturday 17th. On Sunday 18th, the fabulous Jack L will be performing with the Maynooth Gospel Choir.
There will be mulled wine and artisan nibbles in the house and a flaming, outdoor campfire to keep you toasty as the night draws on…Book early!!
For tickets please follow the link at www.vantastival.com
Dates for your diaries in August. We are so looking forward to seeing you!
Culture Vultures…An evening of music, poetry and an artist interview to celebrate 10th Anniversary year of Drogheda’s Highlanes Art Gallery, curated and hosted by Tony Clayton-Lea.
Wine will be served and bus to deliver and carry you home.
To book: www.eventbrite.ie
HERITAGE WEEK AUGUST 20TH-28TH
THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL TALK ON THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST, 6PM-7.30PM
RICHARD MC LOUGHLIN, CONSERVATION ARCHITECT, WILL BE LEADING A WALKING TOUR OF THE DESIGNED LANDSCAPE AROUND BEAULIEU.
MEETING AT THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE AT 6PM, FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS.
ENTRY FREE/NO BOOKING – MAX. NO. 50 PEOPLE.
PARKING AT FRONT OF HOUSE