Bon Jovi VIP Compound FAQ's
07 May 2013
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Coder Dojo @ Slane Castle
12 April 2013
200 Mentors are Slane Bound for Global CoderDojo Conference
More than 200 coding mentors and 40 kid coders will gather in Drogheda and Slane this weekend for DojoCon, the conference exclusively for mentors of the international programming club CoderDojo.
The only international conference for mentors, DojoCon 2013 will provide mentors from across the globe the opportunity to exchange new ideas, explore cutting-edge technologies and share ideas on sustaining and strengthening the CoderDojo movement.
The event, which will see mentors from over 10 countries and almost every county in Ireland attend, has keynotes from Jerry Kennelly and Bill Liao and will be chaired by Disney Vice-President, Una Fox, a mentor from CoderDojo LA.
The theme of the event is to encourage more mentors and encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas. Paul Browne, one of the organisers explains, “There are over 180 coding clubs over the world. We’ve come through an amazing growth phase with CoderDojo – it’s really met a need out there. To make it sustainable, we need to share what works, while keeping the buzz that has made it so successful.”
Unique Gender Balance
Bryant continues, “By launching Black Girls Code, I hope to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn in-demand skills to at a time when they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.
That, really, is the Black Girls Code mission: to introduce programming and technology to a new generation of coders, coders who will become builders of technological innovation and of their own futures.”
Rockstars of the Future
Graham O’Rourke, another DojoCon organiser concludes, “Most active Dojos are at capacity e.g. both Drogheda and Dundalk are full with waiting lists of 2-3 times the numbers we can accommodate on any given Saturday. If we had more mentors from industry get involved locally we could reach more kids. I would love to see this and experiment with Dojo for different age groups, skill sets, economic backgrounds and genders to see what would work best in attracting and keeping kids in CoderDojo.”
The Conference starts on Friday evening in Drogheda and continues into Slane Castle on Saturday.
The DojoCon 2013 has been organised by CoderDojo volunteers (Drogheda, Dundalk, Dublin, Limerick and Navan) who are committed to the success of CoderDojo and the conference that they have given their time voluntarily for the past 6 months. They would like to thank the many sponsors involved including Hello World Foundation, RTE Digital, Louth County Enterprise Board and Lord Henry of Slane Castle who is giving use of the Castle.
The Conference starts on Friday evening in Drogheda and continues into Slane Castle on Saturday. DojoCon2013 keynotes will be streamed live over at conference.coderdojo.com. and http://coderdojo.com.
Stephen Howell, who showcases his Leap2scratch at DojoCon2013 is available to talk about this product. He is also the developer of Kinect2Scratch, free software for kids that makes programming the Microsoft Kinect easy and is used at every Dojo. Stephen is IT lecturer with ITB and created Kinect2Scratch
All have been interviewed on radio before and are experienced speakers.
Bon Jovi Support Acts Announced.
08 April 2013
VIP Tickets available – firstname.lastname@example.org
Distillery Project News
04 March 2013
Check Out Link Below for article from The Irish Times,
Whiskey Distillery Planning has been submitted!
28 February 2013
2nd Gig Announced for 2013
12 December 2012
One of the most successful rappers in history, Eminem has announced he will headline Slane Castle on Saturday 17th August.
Bon Jovi - June 15th Concert
30 October 2012
LIVE AT SLANE CASTLE – SATURDAY 15TH JUNE 2013* * *
The best just got bigger. Bringing their signature brand of rock ‘n’ roll back to the people, Jon Bon Jovi today announced from a live press conference held at Slane Castle that Bon Jovi will hit the road in 2013 to fill stadiums and arenas worldwide with “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” including a headline date at the historical Slane Castle on Saturday 15th June.
GENERAL TICKETS on sale at 8am on Thursday 8th November from Ticketmaster
Buy online: www.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are limited to 8 per person.
Limited VIP TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM SLANE CASTLE OFFICE
Check out our Slane VIP page for more information, booking forms & information leaflets: http://www.slanecastle.ie/castle/castle_vip.php
Speaking of the announcement Lord Henry Mountcharles today said: “I have seen Bon Jovi live and was deeply impressed. They are one of the most successful touring acts in rock and roll history. Over the years I have been bombarded with requests for them to play Slane. Last week one from America read “Bon Jovi at Slane?! Could my dreams have come true! “Now I am thrilled to say those dreams are a reality.”
With one of the greatest catalogues of songs in the history of rock n’ roll, Bon Jovi has sold more than 125 million albums and racked up a stellar resume of career accomplishments.
Thin Lizzy headlined the inaugural concert in the summer of 1981 and since then Slane has hosted some of the most memorable and largest outdoor concerts in Ireland. The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Kings Of Leon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and REM are just some of the world renowned acts that have played at the venue
For more information on all things Bon Jovi, visit www.BonJovi.com.
HISTORY OF SLANE
16th August 1981 THIN LIZZY
24th July 1982 ROLLING STONES
8th July 1984 BOB DYLAN
1st June 1985 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
11th July 1987 DAVID BOWIE
16th May 1992 GUNS N’ ROSES
10th July 1993 NEIL YOUNG
22nd July 1995 REM
29th August 1998 THE VERVE
28th August 1999 ROBBIE WILLIAMS
26th August 2000 BRYAN ADAMS
25th August 2001 U2
1st September 2001 U2
21st August 2002 STEREOPHONICS
23rd August 2003 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
29th August 2005 MADONNA
18th August 2007 ROLLING STONES
20th June 2009 OASIS
28th May 2011 KINGS OF LEON
15th June 2013 BON JOVI
LEDWIDGE DAY 2012
17 July 2012
Enjoy an evening of poetry, music and song at the annual celebration of the life and writings of World War I poet Francis Ledwidge which takes place on Sunday 29th July. The venue this year is the magnificent Slane Castle on the banks of the River Boyne, home to the Conyngham family since 1701. The event begins with a Cheese & Wine Reception in the splendid Entrance Hall at 6pm. A short talk on the history of Slane Castle will follow and the main event will then take place in the Gothic Revival Ballroom. The Ballroom boasts an intricately designed ceiling created for the state visit of King George IV of England in 1821.
The Special Guest is Dr. Andrew Rynne, practising General Medical Practitioner in Clane, Co. Kildare and son of Alice Curtayne, definitive biographer of Francis Ledwidge ‘A Life of the Poet’. Dr Rynne will relate how his mother came to write the life story of Francis Ledwidge, he will also discuss the linear connection between Thomas McDonagh and Francis Ledwidge and the famous Ledwidge poem ‘Lament for Thomas McDonagh’. The title of his talk is; ‘My Mother and Francis’
Frances Mulley, international poetry reader from Belfast will read and also from Limavaddy, Co. Derry, Bobbie Forrest will sing and recite some Ledwidge poems. Dearbhla Collins from Drogheda, a second year student with Dr. John O’Connor in the Royal Irish Academy of music and Aebh Kelly from Skerries, a recent Feis Ceol winner will perform music and song. Pat Coldrick from Navan will play classical guitar and traditional Irish music will be provided by a very talented group of musicians from North County Dublin with uileann piper Leo Rickard.
Come early to avoid disappointment and you will have a great evening’s entertainment. For further information; contact Francis Ledwidge Museum, Telephone 041 9824544. Email; email@example.com or visit website www.francisledwidge.com.
Summer Cafe Open
03 June 2012
Slane Castle Ltd is delighted to announce the opening of our Courtyard Cafe.
The cafe is located in the lower ground floor of the Castle and serves a selection of homemade
Cafe is open Sunday – Thursday 10am- 5pm.
Large groups advised to book in advance, so we can allocate a private dining space in Browns Bar.
Irish Times Article
16 April 2012
See below article from today’s Irish Times
Newly Appointed Caterer's.
05 April 2012
Fitzer’s Catering, Ireland’s premier catering company has won a three‐year contract to provide catering for all events at Slane Castle.
Fitzers Catering will now provide hospitality for weddings and corporate events.
This win follows a fantastic twelve months for Fitzers Catering which was awarded the title of Best Event Catering Company last year and has been nominated for a Deloitte Best Managed Company 2012, reflecting the company’s high standards of quality, service and
The company also manages the catering operation at Croke Park and the recently opened Convention Centre, Dublin while regularly catering for events at Dublin Castle and ‘onlocation’ with the film industry.
The company will provide catering for the opulent weddings taking place in Slane Castle,which has played host to many high profile weddings of the years .
Announcing the contract,* Lord Henry Mount Charles*, owner of Slane Castle said:
“We are delighted to welcome Fitzers Catering on board at Slane Castle. They have over 30 years of experience of top class catering in Ireland which we feel will work well in Slane for the many weddings and different types of events we hold here. From their chefs to the service they provide everything is of the highest quality and attention. We look forward to
Sharon Fitzpatrick, CEO Fitzers Catering, commented:
“Slane is such a fantastic venue that we are proud to provide catering at this historical landmark. We are very excited about working in such a world‐class venue which has so much history behind it. We feel our flexibility will work well at the home of weddings, corporate events and huge summer concerts”
From Russia with Love
05 March 2012
Slane Castle was delighted to be part of the showcase of Irish castle venues to the Russian market, working with the very lovely Oksana Flanagan from the US based wedding events design company
To see some of the press articles that resulted from the press tour, see below link:
Wedding Open Day - Jan 22nd 2012
08 December 2011
Wedding Co-ordinator Rhonda De Paor would like to congratulate all the recently engaged couples in Ireland.
It is hard to believe it is that time of year again, but during this festive season more couples will get engaged over Christmas, than any other time of the year. After the engagement couples will begin their planning process for their big day. Of course one of the most important element’s for a wedding is finding the perfect Venue . Here at Slane Castle we offer exclusive use of the entire Castle for your Big day. If you are looking for a private, elegant and impressive venue, you needn’t look much further than Slane Castle.
On Sunday January 22nd 2012, we are hosting an open day, by appointment only, for prospective wedding couples to come view the facilities at Slane Castle. The Castle will be set up as it would be for a wedding, and we will have a number of our preferred suppliers in attendance, such as our caterer’s, Florist and photographer.
Christmas Parties 2012
04 November 2011
Why not book a party with the Wow factor…
Check out Slane Castle Christmas Packages
2012 Wedding Event - INVITE
11 September 2011
We have the pleasure of inviting you and a
The Lady Well Fete - Slane Castle August 21st 2011
12 August 2011
The Lady Well Fete will be held on August 21st from 12 noon to 6pm in the beautiful grounds of Slane castle. On that weekend visitors will travel from far and wide to visit the holy well in the castle grounds. The day features a variety of fun events and activities for all the family.
This year events include a ’masters’ game of Gaelic football, Irish dancing, music, junior soccer and Gaelic, dog trials, tours of Slane castle, pony and trap rides, a pets corner, side shows, sack races, a variety of fine food stalls, magic shows, street entertainment, a duck derby next to the Boyne, and lots of other activities.
Castle Tours €5
There will be three entry points to the fete:
1) The Pedestrian entrance: At the village end of the land.
2) The car park entrance: At the bridge from the car park.
3) At the castle gates: the performers entrance and car park area.
Events Industry Award 2011
09 August 2011
Lord Henry was delighted to receive the “Outstanding contribution to the Events” industry award at the 2011 EIA’s held at the Burlington hotel.
The Sun is Shining at Slane Castle
13 July 2011
Slane Castle was delighted to host the Gypsum Company Family day out, which involved a whole variety of activities, including medieval characters, falconry, BBQ, Live Band and lots of outdoor games.
Concert Show Times
23 May 2011
NO QUEUING BEFORE 12.00 NOON – PLEASE NOTE TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
12:00 CAR PARKS OPEN
Helicopters to Open Air Concert Slane Castle (28th May 2011)
22 April 2011
Navigational Warning and Local Instructions
An open air concert/event will take place at Slane Castle, County Meath (N534234 W0063342) on the 28th of May 2011. It is anticipated that helicopters and other light aircraft will operate in the vicinity of Slane Castle during this event. A Temporary Restricted Airspace (TRA) will be in place from 09:00-21:00 UTC. The TRA will have a lateral limit of 1NM radius and a vertical limit from ground to 2,500’ AMSL. Flight Operations of any nature within the TRA require prior permission from the Flight Operations Department of the Irish Aviation Authority. State and Military aircraft are exempt from this requirement. Celtic Helicopters Ltd will provide a Helicopter Air Marshalling Site Service (HAMSS) This service is available from 10:00-20:40 UTC on frequency 121.75 MHz – Callsign ‘Slane’. Landing permission and Joining Instructions will be issued by the HAMSS provider. Operators are requested to adhere to the Joining Instructions. For further information contact Celtic Helicopters Ltd at 087-2573393.
SLANE 2011 - Support Announcement
04 April 2011
Kings of Leon confirm Slane line-up: Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and The Whigs
Kings of Leon are delighted to confirm Elbow, Thin Lizzy, White Lies, Mona and The Whigs will complete the full days line-up at this year’s 30th Anniversary sold out Slane Castle concert on Saturday 28th May 2011.
For the full history of Slane Castle concerts and operational changes at this years site for an improved concert experience please visit: http://www.mcd.ie/home/fn.php?c=9171406&ar=slanecastle
Submission to Oral Hearing on N2 Slane Bypass
02 March 2010
Click here to download the full transcript of the “Submission to Oral Hearing on N2 Slane Bypass” by Alexander Conyngham, Earl of Mount Charles.
KINGS OF LEON 2011
01 March 2010
After much speculation, we now know who will be playing Slane 2011…..
At a press release today Lord Henry was thrilled to confirm Kings of Leon will headline the 2011 Slane Castle concert on Saturday 28th of May, which will also be the year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of outdoor concerts at the Castle. Kings Of Leon’s highly acclaimed fifth album ‘Come Around Sundown’ became their third consecutive album to debut at #1 when it topped the Irish and UK album charts on release. Lord Henry is delighted the Tennessee-based Band who have become one of the biggest bands in the world will be the main act at Slane on such a special occasion.
General Release tickets will go on sale from 8am on Friday 5th November 2010 through www.ticketmaster.ie
The Castle VIP Compound area will be managed by Slane Castle Ltd, on behalf of Lord Henry.
Trip to USA
09 September 2010
Lord Henry and his wife Iona are thoroughly enjoying their current trip to America, especially meeting all the wonderful people.
Check out the following: www.theurbangrape.com/2010/09/26/1426/
Alive Outside Event
19 April 2010
We are delighted to announce Slane Castle is set to host the “ Alive Outside” Triathlon Event this coming May 29th 2010. For years Lord Henry Mount Charles has been hosting outdoor concerts , with world renowned acts and now he is delighted to host the first ever Triathlon event held at Slane Castle.
Starting with a 750m swim in the River Boyne, entering and exiting the water from just below the embankment of the castle. Participants will swim 375m up river and turn around with a 375m down river swim before exiting the river. The transition zone will be in the grassy lawns, while the bike route will take you down the castle driveway, out the gates and onto a challenging 23km route (2 loops) on the R163 and N51.
Let’s hope the good weather keeps up and we wish all participants the very best of luck.
For further information: www.aliveoutside.ie
13 April 2010
Henry Mount Charles to be honored with the Industry Award at the 2010 Meteor Awards
News announced on Friday 22nd of January that Henry Mount Charles is to be honoured with the prestigious Meteor Industry Award, at the 2010 Meteor Awards in Dublin this February. The award is in acknowledgement of his outstanding contribution to the Irish Music Industry for nearly 30 years. Slane Castle is renowned worldwide for its summer events. Since 1981, Slane has hosted some of Ireland’s largest outdoor concerts featuring the world’s greatest live performers including U2,Rolling Stones, Madonna, Bob Dylan, Red Hot Chili peppers, Robbie Williams and Oasis.
Henry, who is currently in America promoting the Slane Castle Whiskey, was thrilled with the award and said he is very much looking forward to the event. During this interview on RTE’s 2FM, Henry declined to confirm details about a 2010 Slane Castle concert, but did indicate there is a chance of a “red hot performance”…. So watch this space!
Slane Castle Open Day
25 January 2010
Wedding Co-ordinator Rhonda De Paor would like to congratulate all the recently engaged couples in Ireland.
During this festive season more couples get engaged over Christmas, than any other time of the year. After the engagement couples will begin their planning process for their big day. Of course one of the most important element’s for a wedding is finding the perfect Venue . Here at Slane Castle we offer exclusive use of the entire Castle for your Big day.
If you are looking for a private, elegant and impressive venue, you needn’t look much further than Slane Castle. On Sunday January 24th 2010, we are hosting an open day, by appointment only, for prospective wedding couples to come view the facilities at Slane Castle. The Castle will be set up as it would be for a wedding, and we will have a number of our preferred suppliers in attendance, such as our caterer’s, Florist and photographer. Also the renowned Bridal designer Kathy De Stafford will have her stunning 2010 collection on display and Brides can even try on a few of her stylish bridal gowns.
Slane Castle is currently offering accommodation and rental discounts for 2010 wedding bookings, so please contact Rhonda, if you would like to schedule an appointment for the open day.
Slane Castle Management
15 December 2009
Lord Henry is delighted to announce:
“Rhonda De Paor has been appointed General Manager for Slane Castle Ltd. which has now taken over full management of Slane Castle as and from December 1st 2009, on behalf of the Conyngham family. Rhonda has many year’s extensive experience operating and managing Corporate and Wedding events”.
For all details relating to private events at Slane Castle Rhonda can be contacted on the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org