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Hill of Slane, Slane

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  • Some interesting ruins at the top of Slane hill, which is but a gentle stroll by our Orcadian standards. Take care if you have children with you as some of the stonework is a bit precarious. Also take...  more »
  • Absolutely Stunning Views of the valleys around Slane from this wonderful Franciscan ruin of church, friary, bell tower, graveyard and college. It was here that St Patrick lit the Easter fire in 433a....  more »
  • Slane Hill is a worthwhile stop if you are passing through Slane. There is a slight incline up the hill, where majestic ruins sit aloft next to a graveyard with old and new graves - mainly old ones. T...  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!
  • 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.
  • One of the few Irish castle ruins in which you can climb the stairs to the upper level unaided by a guide. Fantastic views day or night, well worth a visit.
  • Peaceful, historic & thought provoking site