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Hill of Slane, Slane

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  • Visited with the hubby on a windy rainy eve, we love historical sites. Very atmostpheric, fabulous views, great wee evening here.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Lovely walk up the hill of Slane to the ruins of a Church and Abbey with a small graveyard where some of my family rest.  more »
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  • 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
  • Great overview Boyne Valley. Mystic place with castle ruins and old cemetery.
  • Place with historical significance.. a nice stop if you are passing by Co. Slane
  • As a tour guide myself. I love bringing people to the the Hill of Slane. St. Patrick lit a Paschal fire here in 433AD to introduce Christianity into Ireland and the Hill also has the ruins of Slane Abbey which dates back to the 16th century. There is also the ruins of a franciscan college for priests that dates back to 1512 which is great fun to explore for young and old alike. The Hill also offers some beautiful views of the valleys below.

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