Beaulieu House

Vantastival is on June 1st-3rd, 2018. (Photo: Keith Currams)
Vantastival 2018 (Photo Bang Bang Video)
Drogheda Arts Festival, Beaulieu:Sounds Beautiful family day is on Monday, May 7th, 2018.

Welcome to Beaulieu House & Gardens

“A Hidden Gem” 

 Nestled between 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 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 (min.) subject to availability. 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 which contains 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 2nd, 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 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.

We are members of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail. A 2018 route map to gardens and houses in the area can be found here see also 

House and Garden are Closed:

Friday June 1st – Monday June 4th, 2018 (Vantastival Festival – tickets from

Sunday July 1st, 2018 (International Harp Festival)

Saturday July 14th, Sunday July 15th, 2018 (Private function)

Click image to Download Boyne Valley Garden Trail Map 2018 >>

Quick links to reviews and editorial:


Susan Byron author of 'Ireland's Hidden Gems'. You can read her review of Beaulieu by clicking here

TripAdvisor: See Our Reviews

Country Life Magazine OCT 28th 2015 BEAULIEU

Pause Time Photography

Drogheda Arts Festival Beaulieu: Sounds Beautiful