Dundalk and the surrounding area boast many fine parks, gardens and waterways.
Beaulieu House, Gardens & Museum
This Dutch style residence dates from 1628 and boasts a beautiful garden designed by Dutch artist Van der Hagan from which there are wonderful views of the Boyne Estuary. Guided tours of the house tracing the family history are available and the house also features four acres of walled gardens and a museum containing a collection of classic race and road cars and memorabilia. Open 1st May- mid September, Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm, Weekends 1pm-5pm (July and August only)
Knockabbey Castle & Gardens
Knockabbey Castle originates from 1050 and features beautiful Victorian gardens and a medieval water garden. There is a Visitor Centre & Audio Visual Room and the 14th century tower house also has an interpretive centre where visitors can learn about the history of the castle, its people and the gardens. The castle is located in Louth Village, just over 10km from Dundalk. Open weekends, May-September and Tuesday-Sunday & Bank Holidays, June - August.
St. Leonard’s Gardens
This sensory garden provides a space for rest, relaxation and reflection in the heart of Dundalk’s Town Centre. Appealing to the senses of sound, smell, sight and touch, the historic site boasts stimulating features such as a mass rock with water features, gravestones to recall the use of the site as a graveyard, bleached lime trees and a variety of shrubs and herbs to further stimulate the senses.
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