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“A Hidden Gem”
Nestled between green meadows and ancient woodland on the banks of the River Boyne, Beaulieu is one of the best preserved examples of an early unfortified mansion to be found in Ireland. Built around a Plunkett tower house by Sir Henry Tichbourne it has survived, unchanged, for more than 350 years.
Beaulieu’s ‘artisan mannerist’ style, with steeply hipped roof, tall chimney stacks and delicate, red brick dressings make it a fascinating building to visit and explore. Inside, a decorative scheme, completed in the 1720s, includes family portraits, Baroque carvings, carved weaponry and the oldest known painting of the port town of Drogheda, by Willem Van der Hagen.
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 Summer opening days).
A tour lasts about 45-50 minutes.
The vibrant 4 acre walled garden contains many unusual plants, shrubs and fruit trees, is self-guided.
(Apologies, there is no longer a car collection, however a photo display remains.)
Opening Times for House and Garden in 2018
June 5th 2018 – September 7th, 2018 | Monday – Friday
House open for guided tours 1-5pm – starting on the hour
Gardens open 1-5pm
Saturday and Sunday opening in July and August when the garden is open 1pm-5pm and guided tours of house 1pm-5pm
House tours are based on a first come, first served basis, however payment can be made, in advance using the Pay Pal button to secure a booking. We will confirm your payment. Max number 10 people.
Open Bank Holiday Mondays in the Summer. (Except for 4th June, 2018.)
Heritage Week: August 19th-26th, 2018, same times as above.
Price: €10 per person | Free for under 16s | Garden only: €2 per person, €5/family
Dogs on leads.
Tea and coffee available for visiting groups 20 +
Please enquire through the Contact page. Tel: 00 353 (0)41 9838557
The Drogheda Arts Festival with Beaulieu:Sounds Beautiful is on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th, 2018
and Vantastival is June 1st – 3rd, 2018.
Friday June 1st – Monday June 4th, 2018 (Vantastival Festival – tickets from vantastival.com)
Sunday July 1st, 2018 (International Harp Festival)
Saturday July 14th, Sunday July 15th, 2018 (Private function)
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