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About the Centre

The Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie Estate combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities of one of Ireland’s best horse-riding locations. With an indoor arena, outdoor Ménage, 56 stables, 21 miles of meandering bridleways, all weather gallop, exhilarating cross country course, SJI approved show-jumps, indoor cross country jumps, and Prince, our Horse Simulator. So whether, you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie is the place for you.

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About the Activities

At Castle Leslie Estate the horse is King, with up to 30 to choose from of all shapes and sizes; handsome hunters, capable cobs, ladies Hacks and friendly ponies. Our qualified instructors are on hand to take you hacking along the 21 miles of bridleways or Jump cross country over our many rustic fences from logs and ditches to steeple chase gallops and water complexes or stay dry in the indoor arena.  Try Side-saddle or even the horse simulator.  If that sounds all too energetic enjoy the 1,000 acres of parkland with a relaxed carriage drive.  So whether you’re looking for an energetic, action packed break or a reviving, relaxing get-away, we have it all.

Coaching is available in Dressage, Showjumping, Cross Country and side saddle.  We offer a complete range of unique and tailor made riding Holiday experiences.  Visiting horses are very welcome and we offer both short and long-term livery.

Non-Riding Activities

  • Partake in some of the best pike fishing in Europe on the picturesque ‘green’ lake.
  • Enjoy the Victorian Treatment Rooms - Its steam boxes ease aches and pains, its organic spa Treatments offer papering while the hot tub re-invigorates.
  • Take in a private movie screening at our cinema in the Castle.
  • Enjoy a true game of Billiards
  • Breathe in the fresh country air and take in the stunning scenery as you stroll around in the woods or by the lakes.  There are a whole host of exceptional walks, from short jaunts to long leisurely strolls, on the Estate, in the village of Glaslough and in the local area.


About the Horses

Grip Fast – the Leslie family motto originates from a famous horse journey by Bartholomew Leslie in the 11th century.  His passion for horses was passed down through the ages and now you too can discover the thrill of riding across one of Irelands great estates. We stable traditional Irish breeds such as Irish Draught and Connemara ponies, Thoroughbred crosses and many more.

About the Facilities and Accommodation

Comprising 5 courtyards the Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie has 56 stables, boot room, tack rooms, rug rooms, a reception office, guest refreshment room, showers and guest lavatories.  30 x 50 metre indoor arena, waxed dust-free surface for optimum footing and heated seating for up to 200 people, viewing gallery with cafeteria, outdoor Ménage and a horse walker.

Full of character and personality, Castle Leslie Estate offers a variety of accommodation:

  • The Castle, at the heart of the Estate, offers authentic original interiors and old-style hospitality and is a complete respite from the world.
  • The Lodge overlooks the Equestrian Centre and offers a relaxed atmosphere of conviviality and comfort.
  • The Old Stable Mews surrounded by woodlands in the heart of the Estate are the perfect spot for families or groups that want the convenience of hotel living combined with private self catering.
  • The Village Cottages offer the best of both worlds to guests and they are ideal for larger families or groups who are looking for private self-catering with the convenience of hotel facilities nearby.

Customer Testimonials

Staff were incredibly well organised, very efficient and very friendly.

Ute, Germany

Sue and I wanted to thank you and your staff at the equestrian facility for such a pleasant visit.

Tom & Sue, New Mexico

Just wanted to say thanks for the great riding at Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre during the week.  I particularly enjoyed the cross country which I started on Maisie and finished on Scooter. Fantastic ! The 2 hr hack on Blue was a lovely way to see around the estate. What a great bunch of horses you have in such lovely surroundings. Those of the group that brought their own mounts were delighted to be allowed to hack out around the grounds, so thanks for permitting this. First time for our group at the centre and I'm sure it won't be the last!

Niki, UK

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Directions to Centre

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Latitude: 54.31821
Longitude: -6.89582

Directions to Castle Leslie Estate from Dublin (120km/75 miles)
Take the M1 north signposted Belfast.
Exit M1 at Junction 14 Ardee (N33)/Derry (N2).
Follow N2 Monaghan/Derry.
Continue on the N2 to the Monaghan bypass – do not enter town.
At the 1st roundabout follow N2 signposted for Derry.
Continue on the Monaghan town by pass to the third roundabout.
Exit at 3rd exit signposted for Armagh (N12).
Follow N12 for approx. two miles.
Turn left at signpost for Glaslough (N185).
Continue to the village of Glaslough.
Drive through the village to the gates of the Estate.

Directions to Castle Leslie Estate from Shannon (214km/168 miles)
Follow signs from Shannon to Limerick along the N18.
At Limerick, follow the N7 to the (M50) ring road around Dublin city.
Follow the M50 to the M1 and follow instructions from Dublin (as above).

Directions to Castle Leslie Estate from Belfast (85km/53 miles)
Take the M1 South, signposted the West/Dublin.
Exit M1 at Junction 11 onto M12.
Signposted for Portadown/Armagh.
Exit M12 at Junction 2 onto A3.
Continue on A3 for approx 15 miles to Armagh.
Follow signs for A3/A28.
Continue through Killylea A28.
Continue forward entering Caledon.
Turn left on to B45 signposted Monaghan.
Pass through Middletown.
Turn right. Continue forward onto R185.
Follow R185 into Glaslough.
Drive through the village to the gates of the Estate.


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Contact Centre Directly

Phone hotel: +353 (0) 47 88100
Email: helenturnbull@castleleslie.com
Email reservations: reservations@castleleslie.com
Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

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