Hill of Slane, Slane

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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • August 5, 2017
    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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  • May 20, 2017
    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!
  • July 8, 2017
    Was a great place, we got to climb the stairs. Kids had a great time
  • July 2, 2017
    Great overview Boyne Valley. Mystic place with castle ruins and old cemetery.
  • June 15, 2017
    Place with historical significance.. a nice stop if you are passing by Co. Slane
  • January 25, 2017
    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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