The benefits of hacking your horse or pony.

 The benefits of hacking your horse or pony – By Castle Leslie’s Equestrian Business Manager, Jenny Richardson BHSAI

We’re renowned for our lovely hacking, here at Castle Leslie Estate. If that’s all you and your family would like to do with us when you come for a riding holiday, or spend some time riding if you’re visiting us for another reason, then you can be sure of enjoying glorious woodland rides with us, on well-trained, safe horses.

Hacking is one of the most basic pastimes that’s necessary for any horse or pony to learn. If you’re a horse (or pony) owner, I am Read more

Summer dining to savour…

Age old Irish hospitality decrees that you get out the best linen, pick the finest food and treat your guests to the best. This tradition continues at Castle Leslie Estate. There is little chance of anyone going hungry this summer — from lazy lunches in Conor’s Bar at The Lodge, to delightful Afternoon Tea at The Castle until finally dinner at the 2 AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant. Our Executive Head Chef, Philip Brazil and his team celebrate summer in abundance this season and have created some wonderful menus for you to enjoy.

Conor’s Bar is the perfect place to enjoy Read more

Read the summer issue of the Castle Leslie Equestrian newsletter.

Welcome to the summer issue of the Castle Leslie Equestrian newsletter.

Discover the latest news from Equestrian Centre Business Manager, Jenny Richardson and her team. Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie Estate is the place for you. The Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure and we are conveniently located in County Monaghan, only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport.

It’s the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on Read more

The summer issue of the Castle Leslie Estate newsletter.

 ‘Summertime and the living is easy’ at Castle Leslie Estate. Summer is our favorite season as the estate is all abloom and at its very best aesthetically. The mornings start early and are alive and bright and the evenings heavenly and balmy! It’s blue skies and sun kissed afternoons all the way and you have our 1,000 acres in which to enjoy it all within.

If you are coming to stay with us this summer in order to truly get the most out of your stay with us, we bring you a flavor of some of the up and coming highlights at Read more

Special offers to enjoy this Summer…

Irish getaway breaks are surging in popularity. Why not stay put this summer and spend a few days of idyllic bliss with us at Castle Leslie Estate.

We’ve tons of special offers to choose from. We’ve highlighted our most popular ones below…

Summer Overnight Escape

Get away from it all and indulge with one night’s fabulous accommodation, a full hearty Irish breakfast and a mouth-watering 5 course dinner in our 2 AA Rosette multi award winning Snaffles Restaurant. Unwind and enjoy the beautiful countryside, ancient woodlands and fantastic facilities at Castle Leslie Estate.

From €125 pps.

Rates quoted are available on a selected number of dates Read more

Moments of lasting bliss at the spa this summer…

Our skin goes through its own unique transition in response to the changing seasons. To ease that transition we offer you three very special signature facials, one for each month of summer.

June’s Facial is a Strawberry Rhubarb Hydrating Facial. Your skin is infused with strawberries, rhubarb and shea butter which will restore hydration and replenish your skin. The strawberries gently exfoliate while the rhubarb and vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid calm and plump, for a refreshed appearance.

July’s Facial is a Brightening Stonecrop Facial – a delicious Eminence treat! The traditional ingredients of Aloe Vera, Honey and Vitamin C, restore the moisture in the Read more

Jumping ditches

Jumping ditches – By Castle Leslie Estate’s trainer, Jenny Richardson BHSAI

Welcome to our blog! Please do check out our series of informative articles. Today, we’re going to look at ditches – as we know that many guests come to us for help and tuition with their XC prowess!

If you are new to jumping ditches, or have a new or young horse, you may be concerned about this particular type of cross country jump, and how to tackle it. If I can offer three pieces of advice, they would be: slow down (while you’re honing your technique); look up, and maintain Read more

Castle Leslie Estate appoints new CEO Brian Baldwin

Castle Leslie Estate have appointed Brian Baldwin as their Chief Executive Officer.

Brian’s appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s strong trading position as it continues to invest in the long term operational performance and growth of Castle Leslie Estate, into the future.

“The key aim of this appointment is to deliver the Estates Strategic Plan for the coming decade and to ensure we are best placed to take up the opportunities that lie ahead, whilst continuing to accelerate growth and build our brand further” says Sammy Leslie.

Brian brings a decade of experience as the former Castle Leslie Estate General Manager and Read more

GMA 2017 Press Release

Castle Leslie Estate Scoops The Award For Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay.

CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE once again was a winner at the 2017 Gold Medal Awards held in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine. The stunning Monaghan estate triumphed at the 29th Annual Gold Medal Awards, winning the hotly-contested Gold Medal People’s Choice Award for Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay.

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 Read more

Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards 2018

Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre Scoops Prestigious Award

Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre triumphed at the recent Irish Sport Horse Industry Awards 2018 which took place at the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare by taking home the Irish Sport Horse – Best Domestic Equine Enterprise Award .  The awards recognize and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals, companies and organisations that have continually demonstrated excellence on a national and global scale. Attended by hundreds of Irish Sport industry professionals, winners received a unique Irish designed presentation piece in recognition of their contribution.  Speaking after receiving the award, Jenny Richardson, Castle Leslie Equestrian Read more


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