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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 (0) 41 9824230
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Slane
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Grottoes, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

By breathtaking I mean that not only did the view take our breath away, so did the cold wind!! Be sure to wear warm clothing, even in April. We had just visited the Hill of Tara an hour before we arrived, so it was fun to look back over the landscape and try to locate that site. The story of... More

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Dundalk
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Amazing historical site, we arrived late and missed the information office and tours, walked around ourselves, very impressive, will definitely go back and see it properly.

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Chino Hills, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I guess there have been some break ins here so bring your stuff with you. Nice site, similar to a lot of other ruins in Ireland. Worth the visit if you are in the County Meath.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The teens that are members of a spiritual group really enjoyed their time at this historic location and spent lots of time climbing on the ruins of the monastery that stands here. Bathe adults had a hard time getting the teens to leave. And we got lots of wonderful pictures here.

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Navan, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Fabulous views from here right across to the hill of tara & beyond on a clear day. Up a steep hill. Church still recogniseable. Also our Ladys well here which is visited every year on 15th. August

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is a well preserved & well looked after historic site that we visited on a dreary day but it was magnificent. The view would have been good on a clear day.

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Ireland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A nice place to visit, but the lack of historic/site information baffles me! Surely the OPW could put up more information boards explaining what we are visiting and its historic significance.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This ruined abbey and the site where, traditionally, St Patrick lit the first Paschal (Easter) flame in 433AD is free to visit and provides some of the most spectacular views of the area. The (legible) tombstones date to the early nineteenth century and the bonus views from the upper levels of the ruins are spectacular for those who can manage... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Another fascinating piece of Irish history. We had a had a fabulous guide and this is really worth the trip.

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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Easy access and well presented display boards make this a great viewpoint and site visit as part of the entire Hills of Tara and Newgrange historical references

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