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Navan Road, Slane, Meath, Republic of Ireland
Slane Castle, set in the middle of a 1,500 acre estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley, lies only twenty-five minutes from Dublin Airport.
Slane Castle is the residence of one of Ireland’s most famous aristocrats, Henry Conyngham, Earl of Mount Charles. Slane Castle is set on the grounds of a 1,500 acre estate through which flows the River Boyne, a few kilometres upstream from the site of the Battle of the Boyne.
Slane Castle prides itself on the services that it offers to visitors to the Boyne Valley. The staff are one of the estate's greatest assets - with historical Tour Guides available for tours over the summer season.
Whiskey Tasting Tour:
For this Whiskey Tasting guests will be met at the front steps of the Castle, where they will be introduced to their personal tour guide. They will have the chance to both visit the castle and enjoy a tutored tasting of a range of Irish Whiskeys including Slane Castle's own Irish Whiskey. This well balanced whiskey is a unique blend of premium single malt and grain whiskeys carefully chosen by three generations of the Conyngham family. They also provide whiskey tastings for groups above 12 people. There is a fee for the tour and it of one hour duration.
The Castle is open on selected days throughout 2015.
* May 24-28, 31,
* June 1-4,7-11,14-18, 21-25, 28,
* July 2, 5-9,12-16,19-23,26-30,
* Aug 2-6, 9-13,16-20,22-30, 12:00-17:00
Check website for details on visiting arrangements, times etc.
The Courtyard Cafe opens June, July and August. Sunday - Thursday 10:00-17:00. With Slane Castle tours from 10:00-18:00. Check website for more details.