Come to Slane, Co. Meath, during weekend of 12th, 13th and 14th July, 2013, when numerous events and activities await you. The John Cassidy Exhibition mounted by Slane History and Archaeology Society will be on view in the Conyngham Arms hotel which is situated in the centre of the village. Accommodation is available in this hotel at a reasonable tariff.
John Cassidy, a farmer’s son who was born in Slane in 1860 emigrated to Manchester at a young age. Having always been interested in drawing and moulding, he attended Manchester School of Art and some time afterwards, established a studio in Lincoln Road. As his reputation grew, he exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Hibernian Academy and Manchester City Art Gallery. He became one of the most famous sculptors of his time. His works can be seen today all over Great Britain.
Slane is a small very picturesque and historic village situated on the bank of the river Boyne about 45km from Dublin city. Conducted tours of interesting places in Slane parish and its environs will be arranged for your enjoyment. The Hill of Slane, Slane Castle, Oldbridge House, Newgrange [World Heritage Site], Ledwidge Cottage, Mellifont, Monasterboice etc, etc, are all very near Slane village, some monuments just walking distance from the above hotel. Bring your walking shoes and energy as a hectic and activity – filled weekend is guaranteed. Please contact Slane History & Archaeology Society if you hope to visit this ‘Gathering ‘event. We look forward to meeting you. Fáilte go Baile Shláine