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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
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+353 41 982 4230

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Absolutely Beautiful and Peaceful Place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.d. a symbol of Christianity. It is a wonderful peaceful place and we'll worth a long visit. Sunset is a lovely time to be here but to be... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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. The ruins ought to be carefully approached; you can mount the spiral stairs but there are no handrails and the steps can... More 

Thank IrishMD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

An old abbey and graveyard at the top of the hill, there are a great view Slane and Meath to the east. At the end of a cold day, the setting sun gave great light on the tower for some great photos.

Thank AnnieLu2
North Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Its worth the trip up the hill to visit these ruins. And Slane is a wonderful little village to make your home base for just this reason. Don't forget to visit Boye's Pub downtown for a pint after a day of sightseeing.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning views of green lush countryside. Fresh air...stiff breeze. Precarious climb of a ruin ...worth the effort. Interesting historical reference.

Thank Gay B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful scenery well worth a trip and costs nothing great adventure for children and adults regardless of the weather

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Came to visit husband and family graves in the cemetery at the bottom of the hill, then went up the the hill to visit in-laws grave. There is no path up to the cemetery and ruins so not so easy for people with mobility problems, the grass could be a problem if wet. We didn't climb over the ruins this... More 

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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Well marked and great views from the hill. The ruins are very interesting and well worth a visit. Maybe they could build a gravel walkway to the top from the car park. So much history here, ancient and modern.

Thank Jim B
Gorey, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is the hill on which St Patrick lit the Pascal Fire in 433AD, so the historians tell us. You can just drive past and give a moment to all those gone before us who did exactly the same thing. What a wonderful history Ireland has - enjoy!

Thank Christy_Luv2
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here this week with family. Beautiful day with beautiful views.. no tour on but the kids really loved running about & exploring the ruins.. easy parking altho warnings in car park for drivers to be vigilant as cars have been damaged. Easy ramble up to ruins & old church.. great to explore.. 👌 we brought a picnic.. everyone enjoyed.... More 

Thank Nicola B

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