Built in 1740 in the Irish Long House style, Collon House was the home of Anthony Foster, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Collon House, steeped in history, is full of character and charm; its gracious rooms are exquisitely furnished with period antiques and paintings, retaining the atmosphere of early Georgian living, making this a rare opportunity to experience less than one hour from Dublin City Centre, and thirty minutes from Dublin Airport.
Collon House is a perfect location from which to enjoy the wonderful treasures of the Boyne Valley. Bru na Boinne (Newgrange) prehistoric megalithic sites, The Battle of the Boyne visitors centre at Oldbridge, Slane Castle, Old Mellifont Abbey and Monasterboice High Crosses are all less than twenty minutes drive from Collon House.
Built in 1740 in the Irish Long House style, Collon House was the home of Anthony Foster, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. His famous son John “Speaker” Foster (born 1740), was the last Speaker of the Irish House of Commons up to its dissolution by the Act of Union in 1800. John Foster later became a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Oriel of Ferrard in the County of Louth until his death in 1828.
Group tours are welcome (minimum 6 guests) by appointment only. A tour of the house is followed by tea/coffee and homemade cake. Catering for lunch can be arranged for larger groups up to 50 guests. Please contact us for more information.
Collon House Collon Co. Louth
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Arriving by car
Collon House is in the centre of Historic Collon village on the N2 Dublin Derry/Londonderry road, 55kms/35 miles north of Dublin City.Or if driving from Dublin/Airport North on the M1, take junction 10, and the Collon Road, if driving Southbound on the M1, take junction 12, and the Collon Road.
Arriving by Bus/Coach
Fast and frequent coaches operate between Collon and Dublin city centre, see collinscoaches.ie for timetables.Local buses operates to Drogheda, to connect with expressway services, see buseireann.ie
Arriving by Train
The nearest Irish Rail/Iarnrod Eireann station is Drogheda, 9 miles away, see irishrail.ie for timetable.