Image Title: The Drawing Room at Castle Leslie, Glaslough, County Monaghan
This view of the Drawing Room at Castle Leslie displays, framed with red background on the throne from a castle in Tuscany, the christening gown of Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was the first cousin of Sir John Leslie, current patriarch of Castle Leslie. Sir John's mother and Winston Churchill's mother were sisters. In the far right corner of the photo is a grand piano which was often played by Winston's mother, Lady Jenny Leslie Churchill, Sir John's mother, and Jan Ignacy Paderewski, who was a good friend of Lady Jenny. When you visit Castle Leslie, you can sit at this piano and have the privilege of playing an instument often played by Paderewski.