Slane Castle is set in a 1,500 acre estate. It is surrounded by valleys and woodlands on the banks of the River Boyne. A fire in 1991 caused serious damage to the building. It took ten years to restore the eastern side of the castle and when it was restored in 2001, it opened to the public. Slane Castle is a perfect venue for weddings, conferences, business/training events and corporate hospitality. Apart from all the venues that it can hold, Slane Castle is famous for hosting the largest outdoor concerts in Ireland. Some acts that have played in Slane Castle are The Rolling Store, U2, Queen and the Kings of Leon.