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An Afternoon at Slane Castle
This is a sample itinerary that the Rock Farm Slane team has put together for groups of 10 people or over who would like to spend a relaxing afternoon at this world-famous destination. Here you will learn about the history of Lord Henry Mount Charles’s family the Conynghams including naughty trysts with English monarchs and the birth of outdoor live rock concerts in Ireland which put Slane on the map; as well as a chance to visit and sample an award-winning distillery and whiskey – all in one afternoon. Not bad eh!
Suggested itinerary – bookable through Rock Farm Slane
Minimum number for this package = 10 people, price for smaller groups available on request
12pm Collection from Rock Farm Slane (Glamping or Lime House)
18 seater bus or private car – price on request or you can make your own way to Slane Castle which is a 5 – 10 minute drive on the other side of the River Boyne
Please let us know if you would like to add any other stops on to your itinerary in the Slane area (Arty Quarter, Hill of Slane etc)
12.30pm Tour of Slane Castle including a short film of the Slane Castle concerts and amusing insights and anecdotes from Lord Henry Mount Charles
Historic tours = €12/person and last about 50 mins
Other options – Afternoon tea at Slane Castle
€25/person based on a minimum group of 10 people for Afternoon Tea only,
€24/person if Afternoon Tea & Cocktail Masterclass are booked.
Menu includes a selection of sandwiches, mini scones , mini cakes, tea or coffee and a glass of Prosecco.
This offering could be incorporated with an historic tour of the castle before or after Afternoon Tea
2.30pm Tour of Slane Distillery Walk over to the Slane Whiskey Distillery and immerse yourself in the wonderland world of whiskey in this beautifully restored historic farmyard. Tour lasts 1 hour and costs €18/person
Other options – Cocktail masterclass at Slane Whiskey Distillery (Home to Slane Irish Whiskey)
€25/person based on minimum of 10 people. €24/person if Afternoon Tea & Cocktail Masterclass are booked.
1 hour with an expert mixologist from the Slane Irish Whiskey team, who will take you through your paces on your journey into the world of mixology in the gorgeous surroundings of the distillery which is set in a newly restored historic courtyard. You will looked after and given a space to finish your creations at the end of the session.
Irish coffee masterclass at Slane Whiskey Distillery
€10/person based on minimum of 10 people. €9/person if Afternoon Tea & Irish Coffee Masterclass are booked together.
1 hour with an expert mixologist from the Slane Irish Whiskey team, who will take you through your paces on your journey into the competitive world of Irish Coffee making. Held in the gorgeous surroundings of the distillery which is set in a newly restored historic courtyard. You will looked after and given a space to finish your creations at the end of the session.
Don’t forget to check out the shop for the distillery bottle your own, vinyl from the Slane concerts and cool whiskey “merch”.
You are welcome to hang out in the Stalls Bar beside the shop afterwards where more cocktails and fabulous Irish Coffees can also be sample.
Here below is a list of all the tour options in case you want to add a tour of the castle and/or distillery to your booking and fill out the day.
Please request an updated itinerary and pricing from Rock Farm Slane, Slane Castle or Slane Distillery before planning your Afternoon at Slane Castle.
|Tour & Activity Type||Duration||Price|
|Distillery Tour & Tasting||1 hour||€18.00|
|Castle Tour||50 min||€12.00|
|Combination Tour||2 hours||€30.00|
|Irish Coffee Masterclass||1 hour||€10.00|
|Masterclass and Distillery Tour & Tasting||2 hours||€28.00|
|Masterclass and Combination Tour||2 hours 40 min||€40.00|
|Cocktail Masterclass||1 hour||€25.00|
|Masterclass and Distillery Tour||2 hours||€43.00|
|Masterclass and Combination Tour||2 hours 40 min||€55.00|
Newgrange & The Boyne Valley
The Boyne Valley is a magical part of Ireland steeped in history and folklore. Older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge, the area is covered with megalithic tombs and passage graves such as Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew which you visit on any of our electric bike tours, the Royal site at the Hill of Tara, Tailteann, the site of the Great Aonach which continued tri-annually for over 3,000 years, monastic houses at Trim and Bective, 16th and 17th Century great houses, are all vivid reminders of a glorious past.
Why not plan a day out in Drogheda – only a short 20minute drive or hour cycle by electric bike (see our self guided cycle routes)? Check out this brilliant local guide jam packed with fun stuff to do and places to visit.
“A light-filled church cleverly converted into an art gallery, and with the lure of a fine café” Frances Power, Cara Magazine, 2014
An exciting, new state-of-the-art facility, which opened in 2006, Highlanes Gallery aims to be one of Ireland’s most important visual art spaces, presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.
The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteenth century and includes over one hundred works by artists, over three centuries including Gabrielle Ricciardelli, James McNeill Whistler, Nano Reid, Grace Henry, Mainie Jellet, Gerard Dillon, Gereon Krebber & Diana Copperwhite.
The gallery also houses the town’s most treasured heirlooms: a ceremonial sword and mace presented by King William III after the Battle of the Boyne. Located in the centre of Drogheda in the heart of the Boyne Valley, the gallery is uniquely sited in the former Drogheda Franciscan Church, the building dating to the early nineteenth century; the main exhibition spaces are open plan yet the character of the building is not lost. Talks, lectures, and practical workshops are all regularly programmed with both the general visitor and the aficionado in mind. There are special programmes for Primary & Post Primary students and a new monthly gallery programme for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Tours of the exhibitions are available daily for tourists.