Castle Leslie - Glaslough upbeat, Monaghan - Northern Ireland

castle leslieCastle Leslie is set amongst 1,000 acres of breathtaking scenery.

For over 300 years it has been the family home of the eccentric Leslie family and has over successive generations been host to many celebrities such as Sir John Betjeman, WB Yeats,  Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney.

The Castle was designed in the Scottish Baronial style by Charles Lanyon and W.H. Lynn in 1870 AD for Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet MP. It is situated on the site of an earlier castle and, therefore, never had any particular defensive purpose.

The Red Room in this beautiful castle is said to be haunted by Norman Leslie who was killed during the first world war. Apparently his mother Lady Marjorie was sleeping in this room one night and awoke to see his ghost standing near the foot of her bed apparently looking through some letters. After a while this apparition of her dead son turned to her, smiled and then faded away.

There have been many other strange happenings reported in this fascinating castle such as bells ringing of their own accord and strange figures wandering down corridors.