Slane Castle

Slane Castle

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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.

Guided tours:
Check tour availability on the Slane Castle website (              tours/castle-tours/). When you click on the “Book a Tour” link, all the available tour dates and times are revealed. Currently, tours are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30 am, 12.30 p.m and 2.30 pm. Depending on the time of year, there can be up to  six daily tours. Be sure to book on the website before travelling (tour dates can be cancelled due to weddings or other events). Castle Tour tickets include admission to the new Walking Trail.

Slane, Co. Meath.

Tel: 041 982 0643.

Adults €14; concessions. [Private tours (minimum 6 persons, €24 per person) can be booked separately].