Authentic Vacations is teaming up with ROCK 98.5, Z92.5 and ESPN Sports WIOU 1350 AM to bring you to one of the most exciting concerts of the year, located at one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world – Slane Castle.
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Since its reconstruction (after the Conyngham family acquired the Castle from the Fleming Family – the original owners) in the late 18th century, Slane Castle has been the family seat of the Conyngham Family. The Castle sits in the beautiful Boyne Valley, overlooking the River Boyne, just a few miles upstream from the site of the famous Battle of Boyne. The Castle in its existing form was constructed by James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. Francis Johnston, one of Ireland’s most distinguished architects, is responsible for the gothic gates on the Mill Hill. Today, the Castle belongs to Henry Vivien Pierpont Conyngham (the 8th Marquess Conyngham).
The Castle is steeped in history, however, it’s their high-profile events (from its famous Summer Concerts to intimate events inside the Castle) that make it a popular destination among travelers. For the past 25 years, music has been central to the tradition of Slane. Their natural amphitheater that sits below the castle is the perfect location for open air Rock Concerts. In the past, they have hosted numerous bands including U2, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, David Bowie, Queen and REM.
This summer, Slane Castle is playing host to yet another famous rock band – Metallica. The concert is set for Saturday, June 8th (2019) and will include support acts Ghost and Bokassa. While the radio stations mentioned above are hosting “Enter to Win” drawings for free tickets to the event, Authentic Vacations will be booking flights and accommodations for those who win!