Overlooking the River Boyne, just a few kilometres upstream from Newgrange and the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne, Slane Castle in its existing form was constructed under the direction of William Burton Conyngham, together with his nephew The 1st Marquess Conyngham. The reconstruction dates back to 1785 and is principally the work of James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. Francis Johnston was also the architect responsible for the gothic gates on the Mill Hill, located to the east of the castle.
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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 and is the perfect venue to host your wedding, gala dinner, conference and business / training event or corporate function Slane Castle hosts many high profile events, from its famous Summer Concerts with a capacity of 80,000 people, to intimate events inside the Castle. With the backdrop of the River Boyne and the surrounding parkland of the Estate, it is the perfect venue to accommodate a wide range of events in unique surroundings. Slane Castle provides peace, privacy and security for residential and day conferences, meetings, corporate hospitality and banqueting, to meet all budgets. From stunning weddings, large or small, in the Castle's Reception Rooms, including the Gothic Revival Ballroom created for King George IV, to outdoor activities and team building, Slane Castle's experienced hospitality and events team will tailor your event to your individual needs in a unique environment.
Slane Co. Meath
Slane Castle prides itself on the services that it offers to group organisers and the travel trade and continues to be one of the popular attractions for group visits. Our staff are one of our greatest assets. Our Tour Guides understand the needs of each group, or individual, visiting the castle and will endeavour to answer all your questions!