Christmas Gift Ideas

December at Castle Leslie Estate is the most magical time of the year and we're excited to announce that we've just launched our '12 Gifts of Christmas'.  Indulge your loved ones with a very special gift from Castle Leslie Estate. There's something for everyone from casual lunches in Conor's Lounge, gourmet 5-course dinners in Snaffles Restaurant and delightful Afternoon Teas for two with a glass of bubbly to spa treatments and the ultimate indulgent day at The Victorian Treatment Rooms to Fishing on Glaslough Lake. We've horse riding vouchers and horse-drawn carriage rides around the Estate. … [Read more...]

Sammy Leslie & Staff Sleep-Out Virtually in aid of Focus Ireland

Sammy Leslie together with some of the staff from Castle Leslie Estate will be doing a virtual sleep-out on Friday 16th October 2020 to raise awareness on the issue of #homelessness in Ireland. It is a cause very close to our hearts and we are joining other Irish companies to raise much-needed funds to support the vital work of Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland’s aim is to end homelessness in Ireland. You may be shocked to realise that today there are 8,728 people homeless in Ireland and 1 in 3 is a child, often unable to get to school, rarely getting a home-cooked meal, and sinking into darkness. … [Read more...]

Castle Leslie Estate Honoured as a Top Performing Hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site.

Castle Leslie Estate has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award winner by TripAdvisor. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, receiving this award means that Castle Leslie Estate is known for consistently receiving great traveller/diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. We are delighted to be part of this exclusive group. Commenting on the award, Estate CEO, Brian Baldwin said; “Castle Leslie Estate is thrilled to receive this accolade. We strive to offer our customers a memorable … [Read more...]

Castle Leslie Estate ‘Drive Through’ Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Here's a novel idea about how to celebrate Mother's Day! The Castle Leslie Estate 'Drive Through' Mothers Day Afternoon Tea.  Mother’s Day is taking place this Sunday 22nd March but this year is going to be very different to those of the past. It's difficult to shop for that perfect Mother's Day gift but what's going on in the world doesn't mean we can't show our mums how much we love them. Arrive at the gates of Castle Leslie Estate between 1pm - 4pm this Sunday 22nd March, present your voucher and drive through to collect an exquisite Afternoon Tea to take home and enjoy on this very … [Read more...]

Six ways to improve your dressage scores this spring.

1. Have a lesson on a schoolmaster horse One of the best ways to increase your comprehension of a particular movement, or improve your flatwork skills in general, is to book a lesson or training break at a BHS approved training centre on a schoolmaster horse. These horses are suitably experienced so that you can learn how it feels to perform a movement in the right way. Many wise schoolmasters will not respond as to your aids unless you have asked the question of them correctly! 2.Write for a dressage judge If you write for a dressage judge, you will find it invaluable to your own riding … [Read more...]

Springtime at Castle Leslie Estate

Welcome to the spring issue of the Castle Leslie Estate newsletter. There is a sense of renewal and new life all around us at Castle Leslie Estate as we progress through springtime.  Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth.  While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your time with us as you explore our part of Ireland. To truly get the most out of your stay with us, we bring you a flavour of some of the up and coming highlights at Castle Leslie … [Read more...]