Design a site like this with WordPress.com
Get started

Castleknock Students Return to Beaubec

A glorious Autumn day at Beaubec made the arrival of Castleknock College First Year History students all the more pleasurable. They were on a day’s field trip to the Boyne Valley and had included Beaubec in their itinerary. Their teachers had them all well prepared and Matt and Geraldine Stout were bombarded with loads of …

Beaubec Art Workshop – Day 3

Despite the sweltering heat, new sculptures and drawings are emerging, including Irish kings and queens, a dragon and beehive huts. Drawings are progressing too, with Joy producing a very provoking composition and Erica has been drawing almost every stone in the dormitory, twice! Beautiful work all round as I’m sure you’ll agree. It is great to …

Beaubec Art Workshop – Day 2

Today we moved from 2d works to 3d, making sculptures out of natural boulder clay and sheltering from the sweltering heat in our excellent gazebo! A big thanks to Matt and Geraldine and to Grace for providing much needed Ice creams! Here’s the work and again, it speaks for itself, a range of styles and …

Beaubec Art Workshop – Day 1

By Dr John Sunderland We’ve started! The Beaubec Art ‘camp’ is up and running. Well, technically we’re not camping, but we do have a tent and so far we’ve started with some drawing exercises and I delighted with the breath of talent we have. There is plenty of different drawing styles that all compliment each …

Touching Time Opens 6 August

John and his assistant Catherine Meehan are in the midst of curating the Touching Time exhibition. The exhibition opens on 6 August at 4:00pm and runs to 3 September. John Sunderland’s exhibition has featured prominently in local newspapers and in Archaeology Ireland. Please support the exhibition. Thanks to the Droichead Arts Centre and Grace McCullen …

Notre Dame Students Visit Beaubec

Beaubec is now firmly established on the tourist trail. Recently, a group of Notre Dame interns visited the medieval grange. They were particularly taken by the information panels designed by ‘Domer’ alumni Elizabeth Gardner. Other groups to have visited Beaubec recently include the Louth Archaeological and Historical Society and The Irish Country Women’s Association from …

Canadian Farm Journal Features Beaubec

Ontario journalist Matt McIntosh has written an excellent piece in the online journal Farmtario.com. In it he highlights the role of farmers in preserving Ireland’s archaeological heritage and the challenges they face to combine modern farming methods with public access. Our hosts, the McCullen Family receive much praise for their approach to the Beaubec site. …

Discovery Programme shows Beaubec in 3D

The Beaubec Project is delighted to announce the creation of a 3D model of the monk’s residence by the Discovery Programme. Click on the link below to see for yourselves. This model shows the residence after the extensive conservation work carried out in 2021 as part of the Community Monuments Fund. Many thanks to the …

Art Workshop Places available! 

From Wednesday the 10th to Sunday the 14th of August, last year’s artist in residence John Sunderland will be running a five day art workshop that will explore the archaeology and landscape of Beaubec on site and we have some places available. The workshop is for young adults who have to be over 16 to 25 ish. It will …