The august surroundings of 17th century Beaulieu House & Gardens is the setting for a Bank Holiday afternoon of solo and ensemble performances, traditional games, outdoor theatre, aerial and acrobatic spectacle, and tours of the house and gardens, with breath-taking views of the river Boyne.
Get some physical fun on the lawn as Boyne Athletic Club lead the Traditional Games; three-legged, egg and spoon, sack, and piggy back races, learn some circus skills and dare to walk the tight rope. Among the ancient trees encounter a new electric experience from Looseysmokes, in Roustabout; highly physical, energetic, humorous, unbelievable, and full of unlikely combinations.
Over in the Walled Garden, Shiva Productions present Angels in the Garden – the world premiere of five ten minute plays by new and established writers. St Brigid’s Chapel is the intimate setting for Solo, a selection of acoustic performances curated by musician
and songwriter SJ McArdle. The Quadrangle is the place to hear the sublime sounds of Drogheda Brass Band, with more brass (& percussion) from Cachimbo with their signature blend of New Orleans and Latin American dance music. Get percussive, join
in and feel the beat with Drum Dance Ireland, or sit back and marvel at the Johnny Phelan Juggling Show.
The splendorous Swinehounds charming sounds can be found in the long grass, and children and adults can ‘play’ the large outdoor sculpture It Tolls for Thee by Niamh and Brian Synnott. The delectations of Beaulieu House can be discovered through special tours given by the owner, Cara Konig, historian Noel Bailey, and garden designer and plant expert Mark
*These Talks and Tours are an additional €2, cannot be pre-booked, and are available on a first come-first served basis on the day. Come early to avoid disappointment.
Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda
Driving from Drogheda: use the R166 towards Termonfeckin (avoid the R 167)
Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm (access for ticket from12noon)
Tickets: Advance booking is advised, only a limited number of car tickets at the gate. A Car Ticket includes entry for all car passengers and access to the Parking area, and a Pedestrian Ticket gives you access to the Free Shuttle Bus.
Ticket Prices: Car Ticket €12 Pedestrian Ticket (adult or child) €2
Reduced Price for Advance Bookers: €8 (Car Ticket) and €1.50 (Pedestrian Ticket)
Group Bookings: Tickets must be advanced booked, please contact the Box Office
Accessible Parking: Tickets must beadvance booked, parking area signposted, use the R166.
Shuttle Bus: Pick up and drop off from Highlanes Gallery, Laurence St. to Beaulieu from 12.00noon.
Quadrangle Refreshments: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, crepes and cold drinks can be purchased, while Stockwell Artisan Foods serve cake. Limited picnic seating in and outdoors.
What to bring: Expect four seasons in one day. ‘Soak’ up the atmosphere and awesome views of the Boyne; bring a blanket, an umbrella, sun cream and some picnic prowess…