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 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 experience, and this award is evidence that our 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 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 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 Read more

Chris Bogues, our Senior Instructor at Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre explains the benefits of horse riding simulators.

Riding simulators, or mechanical horses, can offer many benefits to improving one’s riding technique, and are ideal for any riders whose confidence needs developing.

Mechanical horses like ‘Prince’, our trusty mechanical steed at Castle Leslie Estate, are perfect schoolmasters; tuition on a simulator is intensive, which means riders can quickly progress. The instructor can concentrate on the rider’s core stability and posture, without worrying about what the horse is doing. Clients here at Castle Leslie Estate range from beginners to advanced dressage riders, who find that tuition on a mechanical horse is useful for improving their seat, balance and effectiveness. Prince is Read more

Fabulous Gift Ideas this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we thought we’d give you some gift ideas which are available to purchase as a gift voucher for your someone special this Christmas.

There’s something for everyone from ‘The Ultimate Indulgent Day at The Victorian Treatment Rooms, Castle Leslie Estate books, Horse Riding at the Equestrian Centre, to Uncle Jack’s Afternoon Tea for Two, Fishing on Glaslough Lake, Dinner for Two in Snaffles Restaurant and a host of fabulous breaks on the Estate.

To view our array of Christmas gift ideas, please click here.

Winter Woes

Keeping up enthusiasm and progression for riding and training through the winter months can be tough! It’s cold, often wet, and if you’re fitting in your riding sessions before and after work, then it’s usually dark too. If you’ve only got half an hour or so to play with, then you need to utilise your time as best as you can, to ensure that your horse not only gets exercised, but that there’s some progression throughout the winter months. Without any progression, it can be hard to keep up the enthusiasm to go out there in the cold. By the time Read more

Touch Therapy at The Victorian Treatment Rooms

We are delighted to tell you that at our spa, The Victorian Treatment Rooms, we offer a thoughtful and innovative series of nurturing spa treatments, called Touch Therapy for anyone who has gone or is undergoing cancer treatment.

These unique spa treatments are offered by our highly qualified and knowledgeable therapists. We use a specialised skin care range which has been designed to soothe and benefit the skin which has been affected by chemotherapy and radiation.

The range of treatments on offer include:

The Chemo Comfort.  This treatment is suitable for clients going through chemotherapy suffering from side effects including dry skin, hand and Read more

Castle Leslie Estate Wins The Award For Ireland’s Favourite Place To Stay For The Third Year In A Row

CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE once again was a winner at the 2019 Gold Medal Awards held in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine. We triumphed at the 31st Annual Gold Medal Awards, winning the hotly-contested Gold Medal People’s Choice Award for Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay, for the third year in a row.

Run by leading hospitality industry magazine, Hotel & Catering Review, and judged by an independent jury of experienced hospitality practitioners, the Gold Medal Awards are widely regarded as the most prestigious and coveted awards in the business. A total of 31 category awards were presented at this year’s gala Read more

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