Situated by the river Boyne, Slane Castle has been home to the Conyngham family since 1703. In its existing form the Castle was reconstructed under the direction of William Burton Conyngham, together with his nephew the first Marquess Conyngham. The reconstruction dates back to 1785 and is principally the work of: James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. You might have heard of Slane because of the iconic bands who have performed there. They include the Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, The Verve, U2 and so many more.
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Slane Distillery is housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane estate. They were originally designed by renowned English architect Capability Brown.
wood for the distillery’s barrels is
Our tour took us through the heritage room, barley room, cooperage, maturation warehouse, pot stills and production areas. We ended with a taste of the signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey; and a catered lunch in the former stables, which have been turned into a decadent café complete with gourmet coffee shop.
after lunch, I took some time to explore the nooks and crannies of the former stables
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