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House and Garden open to visitors on June 1st, 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
Beaulieu is one of the first unfortified houses built in Ireland. Situated on the banks of the River Boyne, it was designed around an old Plunkett property by Sir Henry Tichbourne.
The house is a rare example of late C17th and early C18th architecture in the ‘Artisan Mannerist’ style, designed with a hipped roof, tall chimney stacks and delicate brick dressings. Inside, an original decorative scheme survives from the 1720s, with fine plasterwork, panelling and paintings by artist Willem van der Hagen, along with family portraits and exuberant Baroque trophy carvings of musical instruments and C17th weaponry.
House and garden are open for guided tours between 1st June and early September and by appointment for groups of 10, or more, at other times of the year. A tour guide will show you round with a tour lasting about 50 minutes.
The vibrant walled garden, with a double herbaceous border and south-facing terrace, 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 Garden Trail Map 2016
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 – Last week of August
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
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