Hill of Slane, Slane

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  • To early spring, the King of Tara has inflamed each the first fire, which was distributed throughout the country. Only the King was allowed to it. St Patrick has done this but on the Hill of slain. The King of Tara accepted it. From then on can can say Ireland was Christian. This fire was the tradition of the Easter fire. The date of Easter was fixed to the spring appointment in Ireland. The Roman Church on the first full moon Sunday put the date of Easter in the spring. Long was a fight in the Church to the setting of the date. Rome continued durch.mOstern so depends on the Moon and moves every year. But to make the tradition at Easter fire has remained.
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  • Well worth a stop, easy to find a 5 minute walk even with young Children. The views are worth it and some Irish history & St Patrick what more would you want.  more »
  • This is a lovely spot for a hike to sweat out a wedding in Tankardstown House the night before! It is free to visit and has soe fabulous views of Co Meath.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Watch your head climbing the steps... was a pleasant ascent until I nearly cracked my skull on the arch at the top! Duuh! A significant place for Irish Christian history.
  • Regular visitor to the hill of Slane and always meet new people there! Its well kept by the opw. Don't leave valuables on view in your car as there have been some incidents in the past!
  • Was a great place, we got to climb the stairs. Kids had a great time
  • Fascinating place, where St. Patrick lit the Pascal Fire on Easter Saturday in 432 Upsetting the High King of Ireland, as people were not allowed to light a fire until the king had given the go ahead
  • King Slaines' Grave There are great views from this hillside monument. Further up the hill, past the ruins of the monastery is a deeper history worth reading about. A western motte partially hidden by a thicket of trees is said to be of Norman origin but built on the burial mound of king Slaine. Slaine was said to be a king of the Fir Na bolg. They were believed to be the first wave of migrants to Ireland coming through Spain from what is now modern day Syria. Slaine was also a character developed by the comic 2000AD and based on Irish mythology. #ramblingstampcollectors

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