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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
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“Lovely walk and excellent views”

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... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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Stromness, United Kingdom
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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 warning that pickpockets may break into cars parked in the car park half way up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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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 worth a long visit. Sunset is a lovely time to be here but to be... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 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 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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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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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.

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Reviewed 3 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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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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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.

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Gorey, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 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!

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