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Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 41 982 4230
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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 October 23, 2016
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 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 Interesting historical reference.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 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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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.

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Gorey, Ireland
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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!

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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 

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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 

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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!

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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.

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