Slane Castle is an impressive historic building, the work of famous architects James Gandon, James Wyatt & Francis Johnston. The parklands were laid out by Capability Brown. King George IV stayed here in 1821. U2 recorded “The Unforgettable Fire” here in 1984. Slane has been in the same family’s hands since 1701. It was lovingly restored after a devastating fire in 1991 and became a famed venue for open air rock concerts.
Check tour availability on the Slane Castle website (www.slanecastle.ie/ tours/castle-tours/). Within this specific Slane Castle website page, you will see (near the bottom of the page) a heading called “Book a Castle Tour”. When you click on this link, all the available tour dates and times are revealed. Depending on the time of year, there can be six daily tours at 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 1.15 pm, 2.15 pm, 3.15 pm, 4.15 pm (peak season) or there may be as few as two daily tours (1.15 pm, 2.15 pm) in the off season. Be sure to book on the website before travelling (tour dates can be cancelled due to weddings or other events).
Slane, Co. Meath.
Tel: 041 982 0643.
Adults €12; concessions.