We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Hill of Slane

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
  • 0
  • 0
Fabulous history of St Patrick and great ruins

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
North Stonington, Connecticut
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 101: English reviews
North Stonington, Connecticut
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank lindawojcik
Pattaya, Thailand
Level Contributor
226 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning views of green lush countryside. Fresh air...stiff breeze. Precarious climb of a ruin ...worth the effort. Interesting historical reference.

Thank Gay B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery well worth a trip and costs nothing great adventure for children and adults regardless of the weather

Thank budaone
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Shelyn2014
Tsawwassen, Canada
Level Contributor
200 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 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.

Thank Jim B
Gorey, Ireland
Level Contributor
555 reviews
317 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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!

Thank Christy_Luv2
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited here this week with family. Beautiful day with beautiful views.. no tour on but the kids really loved running about & exploring the ruins.. easy parking altho warnings in car park for drivers to be vigilant as cars have been damaged. Easy ramble up to ruins & old church.. great to explore.. 👌 we brought a picnic.. everyone enjoyed.... More 

Thank Nicola B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Most reviews talk about the ruins of a church and abbey, but it is actually a church and a college. There are some features here that you will not notice if you don't know what to look for. And that is where the Hill of Slane Tour Guides come in. They give FREE tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM.... More 

Thank Hill_of_Slane
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

It's a lovely site where you can enjoy the view and the ruins. I would totally recommend to do the (free) guided tour as they give you a lot of information and point out some things that you would never notice. It's definitely worth a visit!

Thank LiesVanHoof
New Jersey
Level Contributor
711 reviews
454 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

St. Patrick was here and is credited with converting the Druids shortly after his arrival. Another great spot in the Boyne Valley with major historical significance.

1 Thank CCG1982

Travelers who viewed Hill of Slane also viewed

Slane, County Meath
Donore, County Meath
County Meath, Province of Leinster
Slane, County Meath

Been to Hill of Slane? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hill of Slane and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Hill of Slane staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?