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Slane Castle is a castle located in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. Slane (Baile Shláine in Irish) is an ancient town on the River Boyne in County Meath, Ireland. ... Meath (An Mhí in Irish) is a county in the Republic of Ireland, the county is often informally called The Royal County. ...


Brief history

Situated in the Boyne valley overlooking the River Boyne just a few miles upstream from the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne, Slane Castle in its existing form was reconstructed under the direction of William Burton Conyngham, together with his nephew the first Marquess Conyngham. The reconstruction dates back to 1785 and is principally the work of James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. Francis Johnston, one of Ireland's most distinguished architects, is responsible for the dramatic gothic gates on the Mill Hill. The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. ... Combatants Jacobite Forces -6000 French troops, 19,000 Irish Catholic troops Williamite Forces -English, Scottish, Dutch, Danish, Huguenot and Ulster Protestant troops Commanders James II of England William III of England Strength 25,000 36,000 Casualties ~1,500 ~750 {{{notes}}} William III (William of Orange) King of England, Scotland... The title of Marquess Conyngham (pronounced Cunningum)was created in the Peerage of Ireland in 1816. ... 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Four Courts by James Gandon James Gandon (1743 -1823) is today recognised as one of the leading late 18th century, early 19th century architects to have worked in Ireland. ... Fonthill Abbey. ...


The Conynghams are originally a noble Scottish family, and first settled in Ireland in 1611 in County Donegal. There has been an active association between the Conynghams and the Slane Estate dating back over 300 years, ever since the property was purchased by the family following the Williamite Confiscations in 1701. The present head of the Conyngham family is the seventh Marquess Conyngham. Slane Castle is currently occupied by his eldest son, the Earl of Mount Charles. Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Events June 23 - Henry Hudsons crew maroons him, his son and 7 others in a boat November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, William Shakespeares romantic comedy The Tempest is presented for the first time. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: coord}}}_N_{{{west coord}}}_W_{{{region:IE_type:city}}} {{{north coord}}}° N {{{west coord}}}° W Irish Grid Reference grid}}} {{{irish grid}}} Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Elevation: Population: Website: www. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ...


In 1991, a disastrous fire in the Castle caused extensive damage to the building and completely gutted the Eastern section facing the River Boyne. With the completion of the 10-year restoration program in 2001, Slane Castle has once again opened its doors. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, which course is about 70 mi (112 km) long. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


The resident of Slane Castle, and heir to the title Marquess Conyngham, Henry Mountcharles (who had changed his name from Henry Coyningham to Henry Mountcharles because of name recognition and his migh media profile, ran a credible campaign for a difficult seat in Louth on behalf of Fine Gael in the 1992 Irish general election. Though on the basis of his support in his first electoral outing the party believed that he could win a Dáil seat on a later attempt, he declined to remain active in politics and instead devoted his time to raising funds to rebuild the fire-damaged castle. Fine Gael (IPA , though often mispronounced (approximate English translation: Family of the Irish) is the second largest political party in Ireland. ... The Irish general election of 1992 was held on Wednesday, November 25, 1992, almost three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on November 5. ...


Concert venue

Each August the grounds of Slane castle are used to host an annual rock concert. The natural amphitheatre has a 100,000-seat capacity and has in the past hosted sell-out concerts by Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Robbie Williams, U2, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bryan Adams, and the Foo Fighters amongst others. Slane Concert (often referred as just Slane) is a concert held every year in Slane Castle in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... Queen is a British rock band founded by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. ... Robert Peter Maximillian Williams (born 13 February 1974 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) is an English pop singer. ... U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals, guitar and harmonica, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar, keyboards and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen, Jr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Foo Fighters is a rock supergroup formed by musician Dave Grohl in 1995. ...

Slane Concert (often referred as just Slane) is a concert held every year in Slane Castle in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland. ...

External links

  • Official Slane Castle site
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Slane Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (417 words)
Slane Castle is a castle located in Slane village, County Meath, in the Republic of Ireland.
Slane Castle is currently occupied by his eldest son, the Earl of Mount Charles.
The resident of Slane Castle, and heir to the title Marquess Conyngham, Henry Mountcharles (who had changed his name from Henry Coyningham to Henry Mountcharles because of name recognition and his migh media profile, ran a credible campaign for a difficult seat in Louth on behalf of Fine Gael in the 1992 Irish general election.
Slane - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Slane (196 words)
On Slane Hill (152 m/499 ft), according to tradition, St Patrick lit a fire at Easter in 433, proclaiming Christianity throughout Ireland.
Slane Hill now has the ruins of a 16th-century church on the site of a monastery founded by St Earc; there is also a 12th-century motte marking the site of a fort built by Richard le Fleming.
Nearby are the 16th-century ruins of St Earc's hermitage and to the east of Slane is a series of Neolithic tumuli.
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