Beaulieu House, Garden & Car Museum
The premier Historic House in Co. Louth. The Plunkett family formed the estate around 1150. The present family constructed the house in the Seventeenth Century. Current owner Gabriel De Freitas is the tenth generation descendant of Sir Henry Tichborne, who defended Drogheda in the seige of 1642.
Father, Son and Grandson then constructed the house we see today. The result is a piece of timeless Irish history, which exudes an air of tranquillity on the visitor as they explore family connections with Admiral Nelson, the Montgomery Generals. Referred in correspondence from 1723, the walled garden's upkeep is an acknowledged credit to the family. Upon entering the four acres of terraced garden the breathtaking border draws the visitor deeper into a haven of floral and horticultural beauty. The Museum features racing and road saloons with history and memorabilia, of one of Ireland’s top lady drivers and present owner of Beaulieu.
|Address:||Drogheda, Co. Louth|
|Location:||Between R167 Baltry and R166 Termonfeckin Roads on North Bank of the River Boyne near Drogheda|
|Season:||1st May - Mid September|
|Open Times:||Weekdays: 11.00-17.00|
Weekends: 13.00-17.00 (Jul-Aug Only)
|Average Visit Length:||45 Mins (House Tour) |
20 Mins (Garden)
20 Mins (Museum)
Guided Tour of House and family history: €8, Group: €5|
Access to walled garden: €6, Group: €4
Entry to classic racecar Museum: €6, Group: €3
Special: All above + Guidebook: €20
|Restaurant:||Yes (Groups Only, By Prior Arrangement Only)|
|Group Booking Necessary:||Yes|
Beaulieu's Car Museum
Gabriel DeFreitas of Beaulieu House – has a very established career in motor racing under the name of Gabriel Konig. Achievements in the late sixties and early seventies rank her in the top two Irish lady drivers. Now returned to live at her native Beaulieu – Gabriel has assembled a collection of Historic Classic racing and rally saloons to form the main stay of the new car museum - open to the public as part of the house tour options
Weddings at Beaulieu
Our intention is to make available to you the full very special ambiance, which is Beaulieu for your wedding reception. Our package centers on hiring the house in which to arrange your own program. Our experience is available to offer advice and alternate uses for the rooms – but most important - it is your day at a truly magical wedding venue. Contact info(at)beaulieuhouse.ie for further information.
Conference & Incentive
Beaulieu House and Gardens provide a stunning location for Conferences, Training Events or Trade Shows in Ireland. The house and grounds are suitable for: Trade Shows, Conference Venue or Training Venue or a Photo location. Utilize the ambience of the House to compliment the use of the lawns for marquees and displays. The setting of a terraced lawn with open views over the River Boyne provides an arresting stage to compliment your company product, followed by entertainment in one of the foremost locations in Co Louth. The choice and combinations are quite varied, we recommend a visit and guided tour as an essential part of the appraisal process.
Utilize the grounds and main rooms of this most historic house to provide a new and unique reward for your special customers or staff.
- Dine in the splendour of Beaulieu House
- Enjoy a reception or party in the glorious 4 acre walled garden, afternoon tea or evening cocktails
- Take part in croquet, archery or other sports on the splendid lawns and parkland overlooking the River Boyne
- Beaulieu House is within 30 minutes of Dublin Airport and is midway to Belfast
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