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Meet the Team

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Castle Leslie Estate has been the venue for countless parties and wedding celebrations through the centuries. Whether you are planning an intimate or grand wedding celebration, we have the perfect setting for you. Our wedding team comprises Karen Matthews, Helen McManus, Deneise Larmer, Kevin Kenny, Dessie Clements and Andrew Bradley. With a combined 40 years experience between them, our wedding team will look after every detail to make your wedding a day you will always remember.

Meet the Team 

Karen Orbay: Sales Manager - Weddings 

Karen joined the Estate in 2008 and has an honours degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has extensive experience in events, sales, food and beverage and front office. She has meticulous attention to detail and has a very friendly and personal approach. Her goal is to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience for all her couples.

Helen McManus: Events Manager

Having joined Castle Leslie Estate in September 2013, Helen's wealth of experience in the events industry in Ireland has brought a wonderful energy to the team.  She is passionate about creating inspirational events and feels that there is nowhere better to deliver this than at Castle Leslie Estate.  Before Helen joined the team, she had always been a great fan of the Estate.  Happily, she has maintained that enthusiasm and tries to share it with all our clients.  Ultimately, Helen aims to ensure the journey of planning and experiencing an event at Castle Leslie Estate is collaborative, fun, straight forward and unforgettable.

Deneise Larmer: Wedding and Events Co-ordinator 

Deneise has been with Castle Leslie Estate for the past 3 years and is an integral and fun loving member of the team. She prides herself on creating weddings that leave lasting memories. 

Roisin Devine

Just over two years ago, Roisin joined the Castle Leslie Estate team. She has worked closely with wedding couples for many years and has a wealth of experience in both Banqueting Management and Event Co-ordination.  She prides herself in providing a friendly, fun and stress free experience for all her couples and her passion is joining you in the exciting build up to your special day that can only be delivered in our unique and truly exceptional manner here on the Estate.

Joan Sharkey

Joan is the newest member of our team, joining us in early 2015. Joan’s wealth of experience, over 24 years working in the hospitality industry makes her an amazing asset to Castle Leslie Estate. She knows better than most about what makes a wedding day at Castle Leslie Estate unforgettable, having celebrated her own wedding here some years ago. Joan thoroughly enjoys working with couples to create amazing experiences and her warmth and charm always puts everyone at ease! 

Kevin Kenny: Operations Manager 

Having worked at Castle Leslie Estate since 2008, Kevin is a warm and friendly member of the team and a master at multi tasking! He has a passion for ensuring the total wellbeing and satisfaction of his wedding couples. He is understanding and truly empathetic to the needs of his couples with a special mission to deliver exceptional service and long lasting memories. 

Andrew Bradley: Executive Chef 

Andrew combines years of Michelin experience and personal passion for food to create some of the most wonderful wedding menus. Having worked at Castle Leslie Estate since 2008, Andrew and his team cater for all of their wedding couples with style and a warm smile!

Reservations Team

Headed up by Patricia Donohoe and her colleague Jovita Raibiene, our Reservations Department have been with Castle Leslie Estate for 5 years and work very closely with our wedding couples to fulfil their every need.

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