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Castle Leslie Estate

Hospitality // Hotel or Resort
Co. Monaghan
Established in

About us

Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family. The Leslie Family arrived in Ireland in the 16th Century and bought the Estate at that time. Today, this Irish estate is led and managed by Brian Baldwin and Sammy Leslie and guarded by The Leslie Foundation. Sammy considers herself to be a guardian of the land, and her overwhelming desire is to protect the Estate for future generations.

Located in Glaslough, County Monaghan, Castle Leslie Estate is just 80 minutes from Dublin and 60 minutes from Belfast. Following extensive restoration over the past three decades, the family has transformed the Estate to its original glory. Today, this beautiful Irish estate boasts a variety of accommodation at The Castle, The Lodge and the Old Stable Mews and includes multiple dining options and a diverse range of on and off-site activities. It is full of character, characters and personality and is the ultimate Irish rural escape- perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all and experience something really different!

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People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.

When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.

People celebrate special events around here.

I'm proud to tell others I work here.

I can be myself around here.

What defines us

Samantha Leslie, guardian of the estate; 

“Our family’s ethos has always been one of creativity and curiosity, openness and sharing, of innovation and entrepreneurship, of sensitivity and working with, of involvement and teamwork. With 1000 years of Leslie family history recorded it is my great honour to be the one tasked with bringing a unique and important part of Ireland’s living heritage through to the future. It is my hope that Castle Leslie Estate will provide more years of employment for those who live locally and continue to be a sanctuary for all our guests. In 2022, we celebrated Castle Leslie Estate’s 30th year as a thriving business. In 2017 we established The Leslie Foundation. The foundation was founded to ensure that the wide social and economic benefits created by Castle Leslie Estate will continue and expand for generations. The Leslie Foundation’s priorities are – people, place, planet, and peace. 

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What inspires us

Our People

Our people are proud to work in an environment where they can be themselves and continually grow into a better version of themselves. Our people believe 95% of our customers would rate service we deliver as "excellent". 85% of our people believe they can be themselves at work and 86% say they feel welcome joining the organisation.

Rewards, Recognition & Celebrations

 Whether it’s a birthday card or afternoon tea celebration to acknowledge team members birthdays, promotion acknowledgement or gift to welcome a new arrival, we enjoy recognising and celebrating the special events of our team. We celebrate individuals and their departments throughout the year through a structured employee engagement program.

94% of our people say we celebrate special events.


In 2022 Castle Leslie Estate celebrated its 30th year as a thriving business and over 1000 years of recorded Leslie Family history. Over 30 team members are with us 10 years or more.

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At a glance

Age of employees

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Word from the top

I am extremely proud that Castle Leslie Estate has been certified as a Great Place To Work and that we are the first hotel in the province of Ulster and the first business in Monaghan to achieve this prestigious award so far in 2022. Our exceptional performance and attractive, employer-orientated workplace makes our organisation one of the best places to work in Ireland. Our team works tirelessly each and every day to deliver a warm and friendly service to our guests and, in return, we are committed to providing our employees with a great workplace where they are happy working and have pride in what they do. We are determined to continuously develop our workplace, ensuring the business remains a supportive and enjoyable space for all of our valued team members

Brian Baldwin
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