Hill of Slane
Hill of Slane
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Karen H
Trim, Ireland203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Hill of Slane is very central to Slane village, drive up a steep hill to the carpark and the rest is a short walk up a steep hill. There is information about how St Patrick lit the first Easter bomb fire here and then a church and priory were built and the ruins are lovely to visit and the view is fantastic. We also visited the Littlewood forest up the road which was a nice 2.6km walk and Georges Patisserie nearby, highly recommended
Written 21 February 2024
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Andrew M
Uruma, Japan60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Good for kids and a historic and religious site for Irish Catholics. The Hill of Slane is the alleged site that St Patrick began evangelizing in Ireland. There remains the ruins of a church and home for the monks that once ran a monastery there. You can climb all over the college (monk castle) up to the top. There are signs warning that thieves are active in the area but we didn’t see any robbers on our visit. Parking lot and gates. Dog friendly.
Written 16 April 2023
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Shaun M
Eugene, OR214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We’re lucky we have a car and we are doing well muddling along (between the opposite side of the road to usual and the quirky signs). Many things are closed in January but the tourist office in Slane was open. The delightful woman there gave us detailed information about the area (and warned us most things like Slane Castle and the local coffee place were closed) and directions to get up the hill to the Hill of Slane. The view from there is breathtaking. The light when we were there today was inspiring; I could imagine St. Patrick lighting the pascal fire a top the hill. The remaining rocks and headstones don’t seem to mind the intrusion and some locals throwing balls for their enthusiastic dogs was a fun addition. I could have stayed there all morning. Well worth the visit.
Written 24 January 2023
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geismom
Sinking Spring, PA1,815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We easily walked to the top from the village center. We were told that the road was very steep, but we had no difficulty, even in the hot weather.

One reaches a parking lot with a turn gate where you enter the field that leads up to the cemetery. The cemetery also had a turnstile gate for entry. It is still an active cemetery, so please respect any visitors who are there to tend the graves of loved ones.

The views on the day we were there were outstanding, as the skies were exceptionally clear. We were alone to enjoy the vistas until someone came to tend a grave. Then, a tour bus showed up with a large group, but we had spent enough time enjoying the views.

There is no charge to enjoy these phenomenal views.
Written 24 August 2022
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fs001
Dublin, Ireland93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A very short drive from Slane, and conveniently for those with less mobility, there’s a car park very close by. You still have to walk across grass to the top, but it’s a relatively easy walk. Really lovely views for miles and miles - right down to Wicklow and up towards Down. (I think!)
Written 13 March 2022
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Kris M
Omaha, NE134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
This place is another wonderful place to wander and absorb history. Abbey and church ruins, with accompanying cemetery, on a picturesque hill with a great view of the surrounding countryside. We were there by ourselves so it was even better to wander alone and not have to deal with others. It’s definitely worth the short drive!
Written 22 February 2022
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Niamh H
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Walk across a field to the ruins on the top of the hill. There is an incline but not too steep. Visit at dusk to see the ruins lit up with blue spot light. The view is amazing from the top. We think that we could see Newgrange in the distance.
Written 30 August 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Enjoyed a first visit to the Hill of Slane in a long, long time today. It's as beautiful and peaceful as I remember with mesmerising views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
It's an ancient religious site dating from the 5th century when St Patrick lit the fire here to rival that of King Laoighre who had his pagan fire on the Hill of Tara some 15km away.
5th century yes but the current church ruin dates from the 15th and there's an enchanting college beside it that was run by the fathers in ancient days.
Decent sized car park and a few display boards to aid your visit Free to enter. Beautiful, spiritual place. Well worth your time.
Written 25 April 2021
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Harris’s trips
Dublin, Ireland87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place with stunning views. Very peaceful and relaxing. A very romantic walk and with great areas for walking the dogs.
Written 5 August 2020
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Cary L
San Diego, CA708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Just outside the small town of Slane and overlooking the Boyne Valley and its ancient burial mounds, this hill is the site of St. Patrick's first call to the people of the region to convert. Today, the view is spectacular. The hill is crowned with the ruins of an ancient monastery. Well worth the brief drive up, when visiting Newgrange or other historic sites in the area.
Written 17 March 2020
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