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Castle Leslie Estate the perfect rural location for meetings, incentives, conferences and events

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin

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ithin 80 minutes of two international airports and set in tranquil surroundings which block out distractions from the outside world, our estate offers the perfect environment for learning and creativity and is the ideal place to reward staff. Our glamorous backdrop offers a stunning location for events which create memories that will last a lifetime. With our 1,000 acres, woodlands, lakes and variety of onsite facilities and estate activities you are spoilt for choice to think, brainstorm and team build. Choose between the majestic Castle setting, the more traditional Lodge facilities or the seclusion of the Old Stable Mews. We cater for delegates from 2 to 280 and for gala dinner events of up to 260 guests in our Pavilion marquee. We have a total of 126 guestrooms on the estate. We understand the importance of personal and efficient service. Our dedicated events team will co-ordinate your entire experience from start to finish. Our team is flexible, professional and helpful. We will take care of all the details so you can get on with your work. We can manage your technology - broadband and multimedia requirements for you and co-ordinate meals and activities when you want and as you want. Our 20mb WiFi is guaranteed for upload and download and is complimentary to all our guests. For large events we can offer client’s burstable bandwidth to increase our bandwidth up to 100mb (advance notice and additional costs are involved). However unusual your ideas, we’ll do our best to realise your vision.

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Castle Leslie/ Glaslough Caledon

Sixty minutes from Belfast, eighty minutes from Dublin, and a million miles from anywhere...

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Armagh

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Monaghan

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onveniently located between two major international airports, Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast. Castle Leslie Estate is located off the N2 just 10 minutes north of Monaghan Town and 15 minutes from Armagh City. Nestled within the village of Glaslough, the village name is derived from the Irish translation ‘calm or green lake’. Our picturesque, magical township is filled with impressive historical and architectural features, beautifully stone cut period buildings and a unique, vibrant and welcoming community.

Belfast Castle Leslie Glaslough

88km Armagh

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There is something for everyone. You’ll find a host of spectacular attractions that will cater for your every wish including shopping, dining, pampering and relaxing or action packed activities for the more adventurous. The choice is yours.

Dublin

Satellite Navigation Coordinates Latitude 54.31821 Longitude -6.89582 Garmin Loc8 code G6E-22-5TK

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The Estate... walks, trails and locations for residents of Castle Leslie Estate. Yet to Restore All these properties form the final phase of the Castle Leslie restoration project which commenced in 1991.

Pinetum

Horse Pond

A Pinetum is an arboretum but specifically planted with pines. These woods are dotted with amazing specimens for you to spot including the King and Queen - a pair of specimen Sitka firs that stand over 120 ft tall.

Where the farm and carriage horses were brought for a long drink on their way home from a hard days work.

Suggested Walks Times are from The Lodge walking at a lazy pace. Please read the guidelines overleaf before heading out on your walk, as your safety is our prime concern.

The Famine Wall

1. Wetlands (30 - 45 minutes) - Wander around the wetlands and old ice ponds. This is where they cut ice from in the early Victorian times to store for use in the Castle.

This 41⁄2 mile wall was part of a famine relief project by the family who cancelled rents and built soup kitchens. All the crews building the wall were paid and fed. After this terrible time finally passed, the local people built the monument in Glaslough Village. We are planning to raise funds for the restoration of the wall as it tells the stories of Irish and social history and of the many lives affected by it. Local rumours are that it wasn’t built to keep the poachers out but to keep the eccentric Leslie family in.

2. The Lake Shore (1 hour) - From the Castle, gently stroll down the lawns and Lime Avenue, round to the lake shore for the best views of the Castle and to watch the horses jumping through the lake. Do bring your camera! 3. Around Kilvey (11⁄2 hours) - Walk down past the Castle, down the lawns and turn right past the Old Stable Mews. Head straight for Kilvey lake, round the lake and home again. 4. Lawns and Green Lane (1 hour) - Walk down the lawns. Turn left at the end for the Gothic Lodge, left down the Green Lane and home again. Watch out for galloping and jumping horses on the Green Lane.

The Old Farmyard

Dinkin’s Lodge Dawson’s Lodge The Gothic Lodge Garden and Gate Lodge Gamekeepers Lodge Victorian Laundry Famine Wall The Old Farmyard

A working farmyard with machines and livestock. (Private: no public access)

Lakes:

Big Woods

Capacity Please allow us to briefly outline an overview of our delegate capacities in each of our private spaces available for your next event.

The Green Lake (Glaslough)

This is part of the ancient woodlands of Truagh and is home to our 200 deer and the Rookery.

This great lake is a mile long and over 70ft deep full of monster pike and magical Herons. It is filled by two deep springs. This is where we get our own bottled water.

Dream Lake

Floor

The lake got its name from the fact that it was once impossible to get to and only glimpses of it could be caught. The crannog here is a very early celtic settlement.

Kilvey Lake

Theatre

This is a very deep lake full of cannibal trout and surrounded by fairies.

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The Walled Garden Built in the 1850’s as a kitchen garden, this was one of the most beautiful walled gardens in the country. The restoration plan is now underway in terms of planning and raising funds. The aim is to restore this garden as a working garden but also as a teaching garden with a coffee shop.

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Rookery Home to around 25,000 rooks and starlings who put on an amazing display over the lake every sunrise and sunset from Autumn to late Spring.

Tullyree/The Golf Course This 100 acre field was due to become a golf course in 1968 designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr but was abandoned due to the break out of the troubles. It is now home to most of the cross-country fences where horses rule!

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Theatre (Nos.)

Cabaret

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Oriel Skelton

The Old Stable Mews The Integrated Wetlands This is nature’s solution to natures problem. This area is made up of 5 ponds, some being the old ice ponds and over 25 species of flora and fauna. It is a delightful area to wander. To find out more about how this works, there is an information point here.

The Courtyard Suite

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ranquil surroundings...superb food...attentive service. They all make Castle Leslie Estate the perfect location for your next event. Step inside the gates of Castle Leslie Estate and all distractions from the outside world disappear. Within our 1,000 acres we offer the 5 star Castle, the 4 star Lodge, the Old Stable Mews and Village Cottages, a world class equestrian centre, one of the finest spas in Ireland, delectable dining in Snaffles Restaurant and Conor’s Bar and a whole host of activities and country pursuits to satisfy every guests desire.

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The Castle

The Dining Room

The Castle Pavilion Room Name

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**The Oriel Room has an arch in the centre of the room and on one side the floor area is 37.3m2 and on the other side the floor area is 37.5m2, thus a total floor area of 74.8 m2 for this room. ***A partition can be used to reduce the size of this space to suit smaller numbers

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The Castle Authentic interiors and old style hospitality... The Castle exudes old world grandeur, offers complete respite from the world and is the perfect setting in which to hold your next meeting or event. It is a truly private retreat free from distractions and intrusions of the outside world. For small to medium sized meetings, choose from the Library, Gallery or the Billiard room, or for larger meetings and events for up to 280 people we have the Castle Pavilion located in the fountain garden of the Castle overlooking the stunning Glaslough Lake.

Rooms suitable for small residential meetings are in abundance at the Castle. Choose from The Library or The Billiard room for an intimate meeting. For larger events utilising the Pavilion, rooms suitable for casual breakout sessions are plentiful. Delegates can brain storm in the magnificent Drawing Room with its grand piano and famous De La Robbia fireplace, they can be inspired in the hand painted Blue Room, divide and conquer into small groups in the Long Gallery, or if floods of natural daylight is what’s needed we have The Conservatory. There’s little chance of anyone going hungry at the Castle. Private dining options include a group dining experience on The Club Table in The Gallery, a Gala Banquet in the Castle Pavilion, a stand up buffet in the Long Gallery, or perhaps a much civilised Afternoon Tea experience in the Blue Room or Conservatory.

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The Gallery An audience awaits… The works of art in this room are many. Sometimes it is the artwork hanging on the walls, sometimes it’s the sumptuous dinners that are served and all too often it’s the results from the strategic meetings that are held here. All the time however, they are masterpieces. The Gallery is a beautiful and very adaptable room at the Castle. It is traditionally home to the Club Table; one elegant dining table that seats up to 44 guests for a very special dining experience. Alternatively for a formal banquet The Gallery dines up to 75 guests for lunch or dinner. Equally idyllic for a meeting; The Gallery transforms to a conference location for up to 85 delegates providing a most unique location for a symposium.

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The Billiards Room Not just for sport.‌ The Billiards Room was once home to the Castle’s billiards table, thus the name, but it was decided it was such a shame to restrict this exquisite room only for sport, and so we moved the billiards table to another room to allow this stunning location to be used for meetings, events and fabulous dinner parties. Wander into this room on a non event day and you’ll discover a delightful setting in which to read a book or enjoy a drink as its many comfortable sofas, chairs and individual pieces of furniture invite you to respite. However, like so many of the charming rooms in the Castle, this room was also made to entertain or perform as the backdrop for a successful meeting.

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Accommodating up to 80 delegates for a conference, The Billiards Room can also host a dinner for up to 60 people superbly.

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The Library Culturally curious‌ Home to a collection of the most unusual assortment of books, The Library at the Castle is an inviting and relaxed room located just next to The Billiards Room. Often used as a breakout room from The Billiards Room or as a pre dinner drinks location, this convivial room can be set for a meeting in its own right for up to 25 guests.

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With shelves and shelves of leather bound books, historical records and even some modern novels, this enchanting room can transform into an environment of learning with simple ease.

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The Long Gallery The clue is in the name‌ This room is aptly called The Long Gallery as it is a gallery that is extremely long! In addition, it is also a very resourceful room. It is where the lead up to the exquisite dining in the Pavilion takes place offering a fabulous drinks reception. It is where clients use as an exhibition space to showcase their latest product. It is where delegates come to break out and brainstorm in little pockets of groups within its alcoves. It is also where morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks are served for conference delegates. The possibilities are plentiful in this very versatile and very, very long gallery!

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The Castle Pavilion Overlooking Glaslough Lake‌ Located in the fountain garden of the Castle , the Pavilion is a splendid marquee ballroom that can accommodate up to 280 people. Complete with a dedicated kitchen, stunning chandeliers and its own private bar, this magnificent room is perfect for large meetings, events and gala dinners. The Pavilion is an inspirational setting for a meeting during the day due to the abundance of natural daylight and the mesmerising views of the woodlands and Glaslough Lake.

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Bar

When night draws in, the Pavilion changes into a dramatically different setting. This breathtaking room transforms into a spectacular backdrop for an evening event. The lights are dimmed, the candles are lit, the sound of laughter, music and conversation fills the air and the wine is poured to accompany the most delicious dishes ever served to your guests.

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The Lodge Victorian charm with every modern convenience… The Lodge is our award winning four star hotel, set in a picturesque cut-stone stable courtyard. This enchanting building has been lovingly restored and imaginatively decorated retaining its period features and original character.

work alone in private. The meeting rooms and event spaces in The Lodge are purpose built making it a more traditional setting for conferences and forums, however each have all of the character and charm of a gorgeous country house event location.

Located at the entrance to the Estate the Lodge exudes an atmosphere of conviviality and comfort. Buzzing with activity, there’s always something going on at the Lodge.

Dining options in The Lodge are in abundance. Groups can dine privately in the Oriel Room, complete with its own bar and dance floor. Enjoy traditional style home cooking in Conor’s Bar or relish in the delights that await in the 2AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant.

There are two main meeting and event rooms at the Lodge; The Skelton and The Oriel Room. There is also an abundance of nooks and crannies and common areas in which to break out to or

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The Oriel Room Some rooms were made to entertain‌ With its dramatic high ceiling, divine archway, sash windows and discerning fireplace; The Oriel Room was built to have company. Be it a serious conference with AV technical support, a room to showcase a prestigious product launch or venue to host a significant lunch or dinner, The Oriel Room creates the perfect ambiance, whatever the occasion.

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The Oriel Room is entirely self contained with its own private bar. Its authentic hard wood floors make the perfect dance floor for merry making. But on a more serious note, The Oriel Room plays regular host as a business platform for important gatherings and assemblies. This attractive private room can cater for up to 35 people for a business meeting or 60 people for private dining. It also has a pre function drawing room called The Ross, just next door.

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The Skelton Distinguished and refined… Like the ‘Knights of the Round Table’ guests of The Skelton convene on one magnificent round mahogany table. This striking meeting room with an exquisite high ceiling, warm period decor and elegant sash windows is a popular choice for boardroom meetings. Located adjacent to the Oriel Room, The Skelton can be used as a breakout room for a larger event taking place on the Estate. An abundance of natural daylight floods into this room, however equally gorgeous this room candle lit can embrace a dinner party for up to 12 guests for a special occasion.

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The Courtyard Suite Secluded and private‌ Tucked away amidst the Old Stable Mews in a hidden corner of the estate, the Courtyard Suite is the ideal location for a meeting that requires total privacy and no distractions or intrusions. Clients frequently host accommodation for their delegates at the Old Stable Mews and use the Courtyard Suite as their meeting location meaning that this secret crook of the estate is entirely theirs. The Courtyard Suite is a bright and airy room. Breakouts often take place in the courtyard gardens amidst the Mews on clear days. You could hear a pin drop in this part of the Estate; it’s that peaceful!

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Accommodation A room of one’s own…

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he estate is home to some of the most unique and enchanting accommodation on one of Ireland’s most breathtaking estates. Unlike most resorts, Castle Leslie Estate boasts a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and offers a total of 126 guestrooms.

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The Castle The Castle, rich in unspoilt rural splendour and breathtaking artefacts, offers complete respite from the rest of the world. A haven of tranquillity, you won’t find televisions, radios, or minibars within the bedrooms. The Castle features 20 unique bedrooms each dramatically different, tranquil and calm. The Lodge The Lodge, our charming country house has 29 bedrooms, each one remaining true to the building’s original structure. The Lodge is always buzzing with activity and houses the Victorian Treatment Rooms, The Equestrian Centre, Conor’s Bar and Snaffles Restaurant. Luxurious Homes At Castle Leslie Estate we also have the luxurious Old Stable Mews and Village Cottages. In total we have 12 two bedroom Old Stable Mews and 12 four and five bedroom Village Houses decorated beautifully and equipped to the highest standard.

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Estate Activities A wealth of activities on offer‌ When the business is over and there is time for some fun or if your reason for visiting Castle Leslie Estate is a pure treat, there is an activity to suit everyone at the estate. Activities include; pike fishing for the nature enthusiast, a private cinema for movie buffs, exceptional walking trails for those who want to breathe in fresh country air, kayaking and clay pigeon shooting for the more adventurous, hot air balloon rides for those looking for exhilaration, falconry for those to experience nature up close, a fabulous spa for rejuvenation and of course the famous world-class equestrian centre. We also work very closely with a number of Ireland’s leading outdoor adventure specialists that we can arrange to come on site and conduct a large range of outdoor team building activities. When you host your event within a 1,000 acre estate the possibilities are endless! 30

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Activities Close By

Bike Hire at McQuaids Cycle Hire in Glaslough Village. (2 minutes)

Action on our doorstep…

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f you decide to leave our little kingdom for some more fun, there are lots of activities perfectly suited for groups to experience just a short drive from our gates. Just a sample of these pursuits include…

Golf – Concra Wood Golf Club, 18 hole championship course (25 minutes). Rossmore Golf Club, Parkland course (10 minutes). There is also an excellent 9 hole golf course called Aughnacloy Golf Club within 15 minutes of the Estate. Armagh – Navan Fort, Shopping, Museum, Theatre and Planetarium (15 minutes) Todd’s Leap – 4x4 off-road driving, quad-biking, kart-driving and motocross. Archery range, indoor rifle range and clay pigeon shooting is also available (25 minutes) Rally School Ireland – Experience the thrill of driving a Subaru Impreza Turbo, Mark II Ford Escort, Porsche and Ferrari on a kilometre-long tarmac and gravel, purpose-built rally stage. (25 minutes) Titanic Exhibition – Belfast. (80 minutes)

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Dining There’s little chance of anyone going hungry…

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hen it comes to dining at Castle Leslie Estate, it’s all about choice. We cater for clients looking for casual dining as well as those seeking a more elegant and romantic experience. Guests can look forward to lazy breakfasts, light lunches or picnic lunches in the woodlands, Irish country cooking in Conor’s bar or gourmet dinners in the 2AA Rosette award winning Snaff les Restaurant.

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There is a wealth of private dining options at Castle Leslie Estate. The Lodge offers formal dining in the Skelton and the Oriel while the Castle’s Pavilion overlooking Glaslough Lake is the ultimate setting for larger banquets. For parties reserving all guest bedrooms in the Castle, we can offer the Castle Dining Room, The Gallery and The Billiards Room as special locations for dinner also. No matter where you eat on the Estate, you will enjoy the best of classic Irish cooking. Freshness is our by-word. We source regional and artisan foods locally and prepare and present them with imagination and flair.

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Exclusive Rental Discretion assured‌ For those events, where privacy, discretion and exclusiveness is of paramount importance, Castle Leslie Estate will close its gates especially for you. Our 1,000 acres and all 126 guestrooms are yours for the night(s). For more intimate events of up to 40 guests, we can offer you elite and exclusive hire of the Castle and all of its 20 bedrooms, pleasure gardens and the mesmerising Glaslough Lake. Please contact our dedicated events team on +353 (0) 47 88100 or email events@castleleslie.com with details of your request and we will tailor make a quotation to meet your specific needs.

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Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland www.castleleslie.com tel: +353 47 88 100 email: events@castleleslie.com

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