Victoria Drummond Tower was built as a Folly Tower in the Victorian period in 1858 by Victor Drummond Delap as part of Monasterboice House & demesne. The tower is regarded as a folly tower built in remembrance of his late mother Victoria Drummond Delap. Recently restored into a small habitable dwelling and is now available for rental for selected months of the year. A very unique and enjoyable place to stay with a vast range of local & historical amenities at your disposal.
The Tower comprises of 4 floors including a top roof level in which guests can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside. The ground floor comprises of a kitchen area with cooking and washing facilities. On the first floor there is a comfortable living room with adequate space to relax and watch TV or read books form the extensive book collection. The second floor bedroom is the last of the internal floors which comprises of a queen sized bed with en-suite, shower and washing facilities. One of the great advantages is waking up in the mornings and looking out over the tree tops and the immediate countryside. The top floor level is the external castellated roof terrace. There is 360 degree views of the area and space to enjoy the fine weather. The roof terrace is illuminated so one can access the area during at night to look at the stars.
All areas within Drummond Tower are accessible via a cut stone stair core to all floors. (43 steps to the top)
There is an outside patio with seating and pathway around part of the building. We have gardens here for you to explore and enjoy. Also there is an outside building where you can store equipment if required. Parking and designated driveway directly to the building served with electronic gates.
Ground Floor - The Kitchen
Full Kitchen with cooking facilities.
First Floor - The Sitting Room
Soft Leather couches, TV / Cable TV (free view)
2 additional guests can be accommodated on the middle floor with a pull out sofa bed.
Second Floor - The Bedroom
Accommodates 2 people – Queen bed with en-suite, shower, toilet & wash hand basin.
Third Floor - The Roof Terrace
Timber deck roof with 360˚views of the surrounding countryside.
Drummond Tower is situated in the Co Louth countryside on the Boyne Valley Drive - R168, 5 minutes from Monasterboice Round Tower & Melifont Abbey.
Newgrange/Bru na Boinne, Dowth, Oldbridge (Battle of the Boyne) and Slane / Collon Village are all within 15mins drive.
Drogheda is the biggest town that is located nearby with Shopping, Restaurants and Bars/Nightlife. There are a couple of theatres and art galleries. Drogheda has a vibrant music scene both traditional and contemporary.
Also during the day visit St Patricks Church where you can visit the head of Oliver Plunket. It’s worth the visit just for the story and is not mentioned in very many guide books due to the nature of the exhibit.
Slane Village has a craft shop showcasing local crafts and there’s a couple of nice places for a coffee (Georges Patisserie, Hugo’s etc..) or try Boyles on Main Street for a great pint of Guinness. Slane also has a very helpful tourist office – situated directly across from Boyles. Visit Slane Castle for its new Whiskey Distillery, Restaurant and Pub. Also famous as a national rock concert venue, with the likes of U2, Guns & Roses, Rolling Stones to name but a few.
Also, visit the Collon Village for immediate amenities (2 miles), there are Pubs and restaurants.
General Restaurants: No.Three Old Bar & Restaurant Collon, Slane Castle Restaurant, Connaghan Arms Slane.
“Myself and my husband have just returned after a wonderful two night stay in this beautiful idyllic castle. It is the most wonderful place we have ever stayed. The peace and tranquillity was amazing and Eanan was the most fantastic host. Can't wait to go back!”
Lorraine - March 2018
Drummond Tower Coolfore,
Dublin / Belfast Rd (M1) Junction 10, Second turn off to Collon R168. Travel approx 5.4km (approx 6 mins) (look out for a turn off to the left for Melifont abbey - use this as marking point) continue on the same Rd (R168) for aprox 1.3km from this point. You will start to go downhill into a sweeping bend to the left, on the right hand side you will see a little laneway with a stone arch. Turn up into the lane which is a steep hill and at the top of the lane you will see a sign for Drummond Tower. Revert to google maps for exact location.
Dublin / Derry Rd (N2) Turn off Collon (R168) and travel in the direction of Drogheda for approx 4km (5mins). You will travel down a long straight Rd around a hairpin bend to the right and then another to the left, keep an eye out for a turn off on your left-hand side for a small laneway with a stone arch covered in ivy. Turn up the lane way to the top of the steep hill and you will see sign post for Drummond Tower. Revert to google maps for exact location.
Post code: A92 D4OH (if you are having problems locating the exact position on the Airbnb map, google EIRCODE and input the post code as above! This should give you the exact location.
Co-ords: 53.760432 -6.443741