WhereBeaulieu House Drogheda Baltray Road Louth
Beaulieu House is located 2.5 east of Drogheda (towards the coast ),on the North bank of the River Boyne , between the R166 Termonfeckin and R167 Baltray Road. The house overlooks the River Boyne.
It was built by Sir Henry Titchbourne, Marshal of the Army in Ireland, and Governor of Drogheda, on the restoration of Charles II, King of England. It is believed to be the finest example of Irish domestic architecture to survive from the Restoration. It was built between 1660 and 1666 and probably designed by a Dutch architect. The present owner is direct descendant of Sir Henry.
Inside the impressive house the walls are adorned with excellent family portraits, as well as a superior collection of the works of many famous Irish artists of the early part of the 20th-century.
The family church in the grounds has a mid 15th-century cadaver tombstone (see St. Peter's Church of Ireland and Churchyard) set against one of its walls. Only about a dozen such tombstones survive in Ireland.
The gardens of Beaulieu overlooking the Boyne are also beautiful and at their best during the months of June & July. Beaulieu House Gardens is a member of the Boyne Valley Garden Trail - www.boynevalleygardentrail.com
The Classic Car Museum is the latest attraction to Beaulieu.
Opening Times: May to September. Please check website for details of times.
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