Signing the first cask that will be filled with whiskey from the distillery are Henry Conyngham, the eighth Marquess Conyngham, and Alex Conyngham, Earl of Mount Charles. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The American ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley yesterday formally broke ground on a €44 million whiskey distillery and visitor’s centre on the Sla(...)

Lord Henry Mountcharles and his son Alex in the Slane Castle whiskey tasting room at Slane Castle. The whiskey company has been given a $50 million invesment. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

When Jim Beam pulled the plug on the Slane Castle whiskey brand, you’d have got long odds on Henry Mountcharles and his son Alex securing major intern(...)

Fear not, the show will go on. Lord Henry Mount Charles  reassured rock fans that the new venture would not prevent concerts at the venue

US Distillers Brown Forman, the company behind Jack Daniel’s, has announced a $50 million (€44m) investment in Slane Castle Irish Whiskey. Up t(...)

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl perfroms at Slane Castle in Co Meath.

Slane Castle owner Lord Henry Mountcharles confirmed that he was in ‘the pit’ in front of the stage to experience the Foo Fighters close up on Saturda(...)

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl on stage at Slane on Saturday.

Up to 14,000 hipster-ish people may have been wallowing in electro music bliss at Forbidden Fruit in the urban setting of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainh(...)

Lord Henry Mountcharles: ‘Though I gave up [smoking] 40 years ago, it could still have been the cause of my lung cancer. If I see any of grandchildren smoking, I will be down on them like a ton of bricks. I regret ever having put one cigarette in my mouth.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Ronan McGreevy Slane Castle owner Henry Mountcharles never expected to see another concert at the venue following his diagnosis with lung cancer last (...)

Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl performing in Marlay Park, Dublin in August 2007. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US group Foo Fighters are to play at Slane Castle next summer.Frontman Dave Grohl revealed today the rockers will play on May 30th.“Slane Castle, May (...)

File photograph of the crowd at the AC/DC concert at Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first open-air concert of summer 2015 is earmarked for Slane Castle, Co Meath next May. MCD and Lord Henry Mountcharles are understood to b(...)

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association Eddie Downey is congratulated at the Castleknock Hotel  in Dublin last night. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The election of Slane farmer Eddie Downey as president of the Irish Farmers’ Association last night means the Co Meath village may now be in the uniqu(...)

The  Irish Distillers Ltd plant in Midleton. Photograph: Aidan Crawley
A whiskey story

The space given over to Irish whiskey in the Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin’s premium spirit shop, should be expanding. After all, Irish whiskey is going(...)