Castle Leslie Monaghan


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Fashioned in a Scottish Baronial style in 1870 it is situated where an earlier castle stood and is sited in such a way so as to mask the gardens to an approaching visitor. To the rear of the house the gardens are relieved by an Renaissance style cloister which links the main house to a single storey wing containing the Library and Billiard Room.


Castle Leslie hit the headlines in 2002 when Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills in the family church located on the estate, followed by a wedding. Throughout the years many a famous face has frequented the house including WB Yeats, Michael Collins, Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore not to mention various members of the Churchill family (to whom the Leslies are related).


The 5 star luxury Monaghan castle has had two recent brushes with reality TV. During RTE’s Failte Towers, the stars took time out from the stress of the programme with some pampering at the castle. And more latterly for one series of ITV’s The X Factor, the castle was chosen as Louis’ house.