The beautiful Beaulieu House, located 3 miles from the town of Drogheda is a rare example of a late c.17th mansion that stills exists in Ireland without alterations. This was originally the site of a strategically placed Norman fortress that overlooked the River Boyne and over the following 800 years has been home to just two families, the Plunketts and the Tichbournes. Beaulieu evolved over time from a tower house to a Jacobean style building and finally to a grand mansion. The house has 4 acres of walled gardens that contained exotic fruits in the 1720’s such as figs and nectarines and famous paintings by Van Der Hagen, the founding father of Irish landscape painting.

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