“One of Monaghan's top restaurants” - AA Inspector
GLASLOUGH, COUNTY MONAGHAN
Our Inspector's View
Castle Leslie occupies a thousand acres of undulating countryside and is one of the last estates still owned by its founding family. Dinner in Snaffles, on the first floor of The Lodge, might comprise wild rabbit terrine with wild mushrooms; chargrilled fillet of Irish beef with lentil and vegetable cassoulet; and warm poached fruit gratin.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 110
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 37
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Traditional Irish, International
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About The area
Discover County Monaghan
County Monaghan was once part of the old kingdom of Ulster, but since the partition in 1922 it has been part of the Republic. It is a county of pleasant though unspectacular scenery, characterised by round drumlin hills, relics of the last ice age. The county is also known for the exquisite hand-made lace it exports all over the world, with examples in Buckingham Palace and the White House. The ‘little hills’ from which Monaghan takes its name, form a landscape of glacial drumlins, the low ‘basket of eggs’ topography caused by the passage of great ice sheets. Amid these countless ridges of boulder clay lie dozens of lakes, making this a popular county with anglers.
The small county town has a neat shopping street, a good local museum and the nearby Market House, which is a surprisingly elegant Georgian affair from 1792. Grander in scale is the enormous Gothic-revival Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Macartan, standing high on the east side of town. Notable people from Monaghan include poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), boxer Barry McGuigan, and comedy actor Ardal O’Hanlan, best known as Father Dougal in Father Ted.
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