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Dublin Environs Sights

Slane Castle

  • Off N51 Map It
  • Slane
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

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The stately 18th-century Slane Castle overlooks a natural amphitheater. In 1981 the castle's owner, Anglo-Irish Lord Henry Mount Charles, staged the first of what have been some of Ireland's largest outdoor rock concerts; REM's show holds the record for attendance, with 70,000, while other stars that have appeared here have included Madonna, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. A tour of the Gothic-style castle includes the main hall, with its delicate plasterwork and beautiful stained glass, the dazzling neo-Gothic ballroom completed in 1821 for the visit of King George IV. The stunning parklands were laid out by Capability Brown, the famous 18th-century landscape gardener. Slane Castle now produces its own whiskey and has fun tasting tours.

Sight Information


Off N51, Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • Castle €7, Whiskey Tour €12
  • June 3–Sept. 1, Sun.–Thurs. noon–5


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