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Beautiful View of the Valley

I spent a pastoral hour there walking, sitting and appreciating the pastoral setting. It's truly... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Mick K
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Los Angeles, California
Beautiful architecture

A fantastic spot to add to any history lovers Boyne Valley trip. We went as the sun was setting on... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Erica P
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 October 2008

Traditionally this is the Hill where St Patrick lit the Paschal Fire in defiance of the High King of Ireland, Loegaire, who, with his followers was preparing to celebrate a pagan festival on nearby Tara. St Patrick was brought before the King, but through his...More

6  Thank Sarnia G
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Hill of Slane today. It is fabulous. But the car park is targeted by thieves. We left our car for about 30 minutes while we visited the site (which was excellent) and returned to find the window of our car smashed and...More

2  Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I spent a pastoral hour there walking, sitting and appreciating the pastoral setting. It's truly lovely and was convenient to my accommodation (also lovely: The College Hill House, Slane), a short, 5 minutes drive. I definitely need to spend more time in Slane in the...More

3  Thank Mick K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

A fantastic spot to add to any history lovers Boyne Valley trip. We went as the sun was setting on a Saturday night and we weren't the only ones. Careful of the ground as it was very wet and a bit slippery in spots, but...More

2  Thank Erica P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Hill of Slane today. It is fabulous. But the car park is targeted by thieves. We left our car for about 30 minutes while we visited the site (which was excellent) and returned to find the window of our car smashed and...More

2  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely architecture great views , currently under renovation so maybe later next year visitors Will Get a better experience

2  Thank james h
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Southing environment with a 360° view over the valleys. We were lucky enough to witness the sunset throwing a golden glow over the site. But even before that there was an amazing atmosphere of peace.

2  Thank Nilmiserans
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Good free tour from local volunteer guide, very informative. Lots of history, kids enjoyed milling around. Look out for the gargoyles. Site has links to st. Patrick and Francis ledwidge.

2  Thank Y1646DOpault
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A visit to many "secondary" sites such as as the The Hill of Slane impacts varied people so differently. For thrill seekers (some of whom are ioften enough n a bit of denial about their essential values), a Hill of Slane is no big whoop,...More

3  Thank preglad
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had a very quick visit to these ruins and were pleased that we made the effort to visit. It is a short stroll up the hill from the free car park. The views are amazing.

3  Thank Rose M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic peaceful place. The ruins are very interesting and one can imagine what life was like way back when. Wonderful views. A lovely place to sit and contemplate.

2  Thank jonidinks
Reviewed 18 August 2017

As part of our visit to to the Francis Ledwidge Museum we took the opportunity to visit the Hill of Slane. It was a beautiful day and the views over the four provinces were spectacular. It does get chilly as the location is exposed so...More

1  Thank Donagh M
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GrumpyFleming
27 April 2018|
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Response from Trevor C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know. Ask Collette at the Slane Tourist Info Office WorldWideWeb visitslane (.)ie/ +353 41 982 4000
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Kimberly W
9 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.
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BarryStraughan
7 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
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