Samantha Leslie, guardian of the estate tells us that;
“Our family’s ethos has always been one of creativity and curiosity, openness and sharing, of innovation and entrepreneurship, of sensitivity and working with, of involvement and teamwork. With 1000 years of Leslie family history recorded it is my great honour to be the one tasked with bringing a unique and important part of Ireland’s living heritage through to the future. Like my father I strongly believe that we neither inherit nor own lands, we are just guardians doing our best for future generations. It is my hope that Castle Leslie Estate will provide more years of employment for those who live locally and continue to be a sanctuary for all our guests.
In 2022, we celebrated Castle Leslie Estate’s 30th year as a thriving business. In 2017 we established The Leslie Foundation. The foundation was founded to ensure that the wide social and economic benefits created by Castle Leslie Estate will continue and expand for generations to come. The Leslie Foundation’s priorities are – people, place, planet, and peace.
The original dream for Castle Leslie Estate was great horses, good food and good old-style hospitality. It is safe to say that this is flourishing with over 50 national and international awards under our belt.”
Please enjoy a flavour of just some of the media articles and coverage relating to Samantha
over the last number of years: