Glaslough, Monaghan, Ireland

Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

The castle is fashioned in the Scottish Baronial style and was designed by the firm of Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon in 1870 for Sir John Leslie, 1st Baronet, MP. It is situated where an earlier castle stood and never had a defensive purpose. Castle Leslie is now one of the finest luxury hotels in Ireland.


The hotel is reputedly haunted by indistinguishable grey figures that walk the corridors and bells that chime of their own volition. Also known to wander the castle is the apparition of Lady Constance Leslie, a former owner. The Red Room is haunted by the ghost of Norman Leslie, who was killed in action during 1914. He has been sighted rummaging through the drawers in the room!

Castle Leslie Estate,


County Monaghan,



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For further information, please read Haunted Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones and Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland by Richard Jones.


Visitor Information

Glaslough (Irish: Glasloch, meaning green lake) is a village in County Monaghan, Ireland.

It is situated on the R185 regional road 2 miles south of the border with Northern Ireland and 6 miles northeast of Monaghan Town.

Pictured is Castle Leslie courtesy of Lukiebaggs. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.