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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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Fab Views

Well worth a stop, easy to find a 5 minute walk even with young Children. The views are worth it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julianne T
Waterford, Ireland
Lovely spot for a hike

This is a lovely spot for a hike to sweat out a wedding in Tankardstown House the night before! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqui K
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Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Julianne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jacqui K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the hubby on a windy rainy eve, we love historical sites. Very atmostpheric, fabulous views, great wee evening here.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank rara r
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Ancient site with dramatic chapel and crosses, and view across to the Hill of Tara. Short walk up the hillside.

Thank Labuenavida004
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had missed an opportunity to do something else and found this place quite by accident. What a wonderful serendipitous find it was! It is easy to reach and there is no admission charge. There are tours a few times a day. The hill itself...More

1  Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Beautiful place for a walk and wander. Incredible ruins that have refreshingly unrestricted access. In this day in age of hyper over-protectiveness it's nice to go somewhere where they expect you to rely on a bit of cop rather than erect barriers left right and...More

Thank Meath_Explorer
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 valuables with you as there is a...More

Thank Mark_A_Tennant
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
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Kimberly W
8 April 2017|
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Response from Mark_A_Tennant | Reviewed this property |
You could walk from the car park up the hill and back again in an hour but to see all the 'sights' you should allow another hour to do it justice.
6 March 2016|
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Response from Brendan M | Reviewed this property |
It's free (as is Tara). From Tara to Slane is about 20mins. Tullynallen is quite a bit further away and the route is along narrow roads. So the route is: Tullynallen ->90 mins-> Tara -> 20mins -> Slane
15 March 2015|
Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
There is a very regular bus service from Dublin to Slane. Once in the village of Slane it's about 1 1/2 mile walk to the top of the hill. I think you should hire a car and check out some of the other sites in the area eg Bru... More