Castle Leslie is a secluded private estate in Co. Monaghan, covering 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes. The Castle Leslie Estate is one of only 30 great Irish castle estates still run by the original family. Since the 1660s, the distinguished and somewhat individual Leslie family have lived here, welcoming everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors to ufologists. Now it welcomes you with some of the most unusual and enchanting luxury accommodation in all of Ireland. Following a huge investment over the last decade, the beautiful Estate is waiting for you to discover it.
The Castle offers a choice of 20 unique bedrooms. Each is full of character, with every nook and cranny steeped in a different chapter of the witty light-hearted Leslie history. Here you choose whether you rise at dawn to enjoy the Estate’s many activities or sleep till noon.
From romantic boudoirs designed for seclusion and slumber to more flamboyant bedrooms decorated with rich deep colours, there’s a room and a view to suit every taste. The bathrooms are equally individual boasting the oldest bath in Ireland, throne toilets, even a complete bathroom hidden away in a dolls’ house. Some baths are built for two – ideal for the romantic.
Enjoy luxury Castle dining at Castle Leslie Hotel, one of the very best Castle Hotels Ireland has to offer. No matter where you eat on the Estate, you will enjoy the best of classic Irish cooking. We source regional and artisan foods locally and prepare and present them with imagination and flair. Freshness is our by-word. Our daily-baked breads and scones and homemade preserves are enough to tempt any guest at Castle Leslie Estate, one of the very best luxury hotels Ireland has to offer.
Glaslough, County Monaghan
On the Map: Glaslough is located in County Monaghan in the northeast of Ireland and very close to teh border with Northern Ireland. From the main N12 road connecting Monaghan town (to the southwest) & Armagh City (to the northwest), Glaslough is accessed via the R185, intersecting just east of Monaghan town.
Monaghan Town is in the north-central area of the county. It was built near a crannóg (lake-dwelling) in early Christian times, but what you see today really began at the time of the Plantations around 1613, when it became a thriving centre for the linen industry and also for lace-making. Most of the planters were Calvinists from Scotland, and they built the town around three squares, called the Diamond, Church Square, and Market Square. Around the Diamond some fine Classical and Regency buildings survive, including the Market House, now housing the Tourist Office, and the Courthouse. What you notice first, however, is the Rossmore Memorial, an enormous and flamboyant Victorian drinking fountain. In Church Square, appropriately, there’s a Regency Gothic church.