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Can Slane Castle hold the two cancelled Garth Brooks gigs?

Unequivocally, no.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

LORD HENRY MOUNT Charles says that Slane Castle will not be used to stage the cancelled Garth Brooks gigs.

Speaking on Newstalk Lunchtime today, Mount Charles said that “unequivocally, there will not be a show at Slane this year”.

Mount Charles told the programme that he was “a little surprised that five consecutive shows were announced” and was “a little surprised” that two gigs were cancelled.

“I personally felt that three concerts in a row was a lot. I felt that asking for five was probably pushing the boat out a little too far.”

Mount Charles said that the shows have an impact on the local community and “one has to be balanced about these things”.

Asked whether he would come to the rescue of the 160,000 fans now left without tickets to see the country superstar, he was quick to rule out any gigs at the castle.

“I made a strategic decision that there will not be a show this year.

“The only time we’ve ever done back-to-back was for U2, but that was with a week break.

When I make a decision of the type that I made, I stick by it.

“Unequivocally, there will be no show at Slane this year. That decision will not change. ”

Read: Permission granted for just THREE of the scheduled five Garth Brooks concerts

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