Slane Castle Estate
Home to the Conyngham family and world-famous concert venue, Slane Castle Estate extends over 1500 acres in the Boyne Valley, near Newgrange. Summer visitors can soak up the history on Castle tours and enjoy the extensive and beautiful grounds along the River Boyne.
Access to a limited part of the Castle grounds is free of charge – this includes the Food Truck, Courtyard and Slane Distillery.
The following are available at Slane Castle:
Tours at Slane Castle
Slane Castle has a fascinating history intertwined with that of the Conyngham family who have lived there since 1703. Tours are led by a knowledgeable and entertaining guide in appropriate costume.
NEW Walking Trail
The first phase of the new concert-themed walking trail opened to the public in August 2021 as Slane Castle celebrated 40 years of rock concerts. The trail allows a glimpse into a previously private part of the estate, behind the Castle. More interpretation points will be added as the walking trail is developed.
Weddings at Slane Castle
Slane Castle is available as an exclusive, elegant wedding venue. The Castle is an excellent venue for both wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. It was one of the first venues in Ireland to be granted a licence for civil ceremonies, and hosted the first one in 2008. A choice of indoor rooms and outdoor marquee venues is available. Five magnificent bedrooms are also available – the King’s Room, Windsor Room, The Earl & Countess’s Room, Anglesey Room and Hunting Room. This will extend to ten bedrooms from summer 2022.
Whole Castle Hire
The entire Castle, including accommodation, is available for private events and conferences.
Brown’s Bar will open on 1st October serving our own delicious tapas The Gandon Room is available for private functions and events.
The Food Truck at Slane Castle
This gleaming silver beauty is located just outside the Castle Courtyard in the cooling shade of graceful trees. Run by culinary duo Keith Coleman and Aisling McHugh of the Roots Project, it’s funky, fun and seriously satisfying. Enjoy excellent coffee and a selection of freshly made savoury and sweet treats to enjoy at a picnic table, while taking in the view. The focus is on local and seasonal produce - Keith’s sausage rolls using organic rare breed pork from Rock Farm are a special treat. Four legged friends on leads are welcome too.
The Courtyard at Slane Castle
This summer The Courtyard has transformed into a select cocktail and eats venue under generous marquee covering. Think relaxed, casual and fun times with friends and family, while music fills the air. Award winning bartender Gillian Boyle has developed a special cocktail and drinks menu complemented by a casual Taqueria dining experience – Mexican tacos with a very special Roots at Slane twist. Sit back and enjoy The Courtyard experience.
This iconic fortress is an extraordinary place to visit. In the heart of a beautiful and peaceful Irish land, it is a historic landmark as well as being one of the top event venues in the country. A family affair since the 1700’s, live an exciting adventure in one of the most fascinating of castles. Not just an idyllic place to visit, it is an extraordinary venue for hosting an event. From a magical wedding, to a private gala, a business conference, or a special birthday, the grounds have a capacity of up to 80,000 people! There is an excellent events team to help you tailor your perfect day too. They even have their very own distillery on-site. So what are you waiting for? Book yourself onto the tour and have a fabulous time. You will even get to try their signature triple-cask blend whiskey. There are some great walking trails around too.- Top 100 Review