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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 

Andrew Bradley
Executive Chef
Andrew joined Castle Leslie Estate in November 2008 and has a wealth of culinary experience! Before heading up the team of chefs at the estate he worked in internationally renowned K Club for eleven years and then at The Marriott Johnstown House for two years.  

Kevin Kenny
Operations Manager
Kevin joined Castle Leslie in 2008 after spending some time in England. He has worked in hotels for the last 13 years, at home and abroad. Kevin gained a BSC degree in Hospitality Management from Cathal Brugha Street. 

Olivia Cannon
Marketing Director
Olivia joined Castle Leslie Estate in 2009 has over 16 years sales and marketing experience in the Irish hospitality sector. Olivia holds a BA Hons degree and Post Graduate Hons Diploma in Public Relations and Marketing and has worked with some of the leading hotel brands in Ireland during her career. 

Eimear Winters
Sales and Marketing Manager
Eimear joined Castle Leslie Estate in 2011 and has over 11 years sales and marketing experience within 4* and 5* hotels.  Eimear is a self-motivated, dynamic and driven person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  She holds a BA International degree from UCD and a post graduate certificate in Digital Marketing from DCU. 

Patricia Donohoe
Rooms Division Manager
Patricia joined Castle Leslie Estate in June 2011 and has over 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry in both Ireland the UK.  Patricia holds a Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management.  She was involved in the pre-opening of the 5 star Lough Erne Resort, which hosted the G8 summit in 2013. 

Karen Matthews
Sales Manager
Karen joined the Estate in 2008 having previously worked in Sales and Events with O Callaghan Hotels in Dublin. She has an honours degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has extensive experience in events, sales, food and beverage and front office. 

Helen McManus
Event Sales Manager
Helen joined Castle Leslie Estate in 2013. Prior to joining the team she headed up the Event Management Department of Ireland's most popular visitor and event space, The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. 

Dessie Clements: Head Gardener and Estate Florist 

During the past 9 years at Castle Leslie Estate, Dessie's love and passion for flowers has lead him to develop a unique wedding flower business. He uses his extensive knowledge of nature and flowers to makes ones dreams a reality. Each bespoke bouquet and flower arrangement reflects the taste and personality of the bride. No idea is too wacky, simple or elaborate. From your first contact with Dessie to your wedding day, no query is to small…."As your floral memories will last for a lifetime"

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. 

Reservations Team

Headed up by Patricia Donohoe and her colleagues Jovita Raibiene and Cathy McGuigan, 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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