Today for meet the members we will be exploring the magnificent Slane Castle, on the banks of the Boyne.
Since the 17th century Slane Castle has been home to the Conyngham family; Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham currently holds the title of 8th Marquess Conyngham. The medieval castle was modernised in the late 18th century by its resident William Burton Conyngham, on behalf of his uncle Henry Conyngham, 1st Earl Conyngham. W. B Conyngham also modernised the picturesque village of Slane and was a patron of the arts.
Since 1981 Slane has also been home to the iconic rock concerts that have been held most summers, playing host to music legends including the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters and many more. David Bowie was very impressed with the venue when he play it as part of his Glass Spider Tour in 1987, as you can see in this video from the archives. The Slane Concerts have continued to this day, most recently in 2019 when Metallica took to the stage in from of over 60,000 heavy metal fans.
As we await the reopening of sites and attractions, the fantastic staff at Slane Castle are offering virtual tours of the castle.
This live interactive tour will launch two days every Wednesday at 1pm GMT and every Saturday at 5pm GMT.
How the Tour Works
Using the application Zoom, you will be taken through the castle by one of our tour guides who will retell the story of Slane Castle, its colourful past and characters of history & rock n roll.
Throughout you have the opportunity to ask questions through our super chat channel and we will also send you a recording of the tour afterwards should you have any connectivity issues.
If you have any questions or queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise please click the link below to book.
When restrictions are lifted the castle may be also be visited for gourmet food in their bar and restaurant, while the former horse stables just across from the castle have been converted into a multi-million-euro whiskey distillery and visitor experience.
For up to date information, including the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, please see the social media and websites of the Castle and Distillery.
Phone: +353 (0)41 982 0643
Address: Slane, Co. Meath