How a genius farmer saved the day the last time Guns n' Roses played Slane
Today Guns n' Roses will play at Slane, exactly 25 years since they last played the Boyneside venue. On that occasion, just before the famous rockers took to the stage catastrophe struck when the sound system went down.
The blushes of Lord Henry Mountcharles, Axl Rose and his troupe were saved by a genius farmer from Kilmore between Summerhill and Dunboyne.
Noel Doherty, a two-way radio enthusiast, farmed a 50ac holding at Kilmore House. When the techies at Slane failed to reboot the silent sound system Noel was sent for and a Garda escort whisked him to Lord Henry's amphitheatre.
With little fuss and maximum efficiency he had everything up and running in minutes.
The residential farm belonging to the hero of Slane '92 is now for sale by executor auction with a guide price of €675,000.
Located at the apex of the three-road Kilmore Cross the farm is 6km from Summerhill and 13km from Dunboyne. Reached by a short avenue the place is set among mature trees and overgrown gardens.
It has been unoccupied for two years and while the 1,300sqft, two-storey, four bedroom house is dry and solid it is in need of extensive refurbishment.
Other accommodation includes two reception rooms a kitchen and a scullery. Auctioneer Eamon O'Flaherty of Brady Partners Maynooth explains that a ton of electronic equipment had to be removed from the house in preparation for the sale.