DiCamillo Companion

Beaulieu House

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house, including a Jacobean mansion, on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: Beaulieu's most memorable interior is probably the drawing room, which features a trompe-l'oeil perspective ceiling dome painted by Van de Hagen in the style of Verrio.

    Comments: Mark Bence-Jones called Beaulieu "The finest and best-preserved country house of the 2nd half of C17 in Ireland; and one of the 1st country houses to be built in Ireland without any fortification..."

  • Architect: John Curle

    Date: Circa 1715
    Designed: House
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 95, 1855.

    Country Life: CXXV, 106, 156, 1959.

  • Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pgs. 34-35
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Classical Architecture in Britain: The Heroic Age
    Author: Worsley, Giles
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 162
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press (The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
    ISBN: 0300058969
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Current Seat / Home of: Cara Konig-Brock

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: de Verdun family, 12th century. Christopher Plunket, 2nd Earl of Fingall, 17th century. Sir Henry Tichborne, 1666-67; Sir William Tichborne, 1667-93; Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard, 1693-1714. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Henry Tichborne, 1st Baron Ferrard, 1715-31. William Aston, until 1769. Thomas Tipping, 18th century. Richard Montgomery, until 1939. Nesbit Waddington, 20th century. Gabriel de Freitas, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be booked for group tours, events, and weddings.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 0419-838-557

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://beaulieuhouse.ie/

    Historic Houses Member: No