Beamore Heritage Trail

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In journeying into Beamore and Kilsharvan you`re following the same paths as figures from every period of Ireland`s history: prehistoric hunters and farmers bound for Brú na Bóinne; St. Patrick and his monks; the Danes; Hugh de Lacy and the Normans; the protagonists of 1641; Oliver Cromwell; stragglers from the Battle of the Boyne in 1690; optimistic United Irishmen at the end of the 1700`s; victims of the Great Famine; idealists of 1916; raiding parties of The Troubles; and local people living everyday lives. Isaac Butler described Beamore in the 1740`s as hedged about with lofty ash trees and surrounded by large crops of wheat and fine meadows. On your journey through the area, you will find that many aspects of Beamore / Kilsharvan remain similar today.

Setting out from Drogheda take the road signposted for Naul (R108) and go under the bridge at Coolagh. After three quarters of a mile you will come to the first of point on the trail, The Liberties Bridge. The total journey, beginning and ending in Drogheda, is just over 14km, and it profiles the following points:

  1. The Liberties Bridge
  2. Beaubec Monastery
  3. Beamore Crossroads
  4. Cooperhill Brickworks
  5. Cooperhill House
  6. St. Colmcille`s Well
  7. Roadside Shrine
  8. Kilsharvan House
  9. Kilsharvan Cemetery 
  10. Beamond Mill
  11. Mount Hanover House
  12. Crofty Hill
  13. Beamore Races

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