40 Years of Rock & Roll at Slane Castle

This month we are delighted to mark the 40th anniversary of the first ever rock concert at Slane Castle. Thin Lizzy headed the bill on 16th August 1981, supported by U2 and Hazel O’Connor.

18,000 fans from all over the country made the inaugural ‘trip to Slane’ to the now iconic venue.

Lord Henry Mount Charles’ vision turned into the most successful and best loved concert series Ireland has ever seen, in a natural amphitheatre by the banks of the River Boyne.

Since then, we have witnessed the best and biggest acts the world has produced...including The Rolling Stones, Queen, REM, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Guns n’ Roses, Metallica and many more.

To celebrate, we are inviting you to look back over the concerts you have attended, and help us mark this special occasion by sharing your special memories with us. We would love to hear your stories and see your pictures or videos.

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