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Hill of Slane

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Address: Slane, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0) 41 9824230
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very impressive!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim B
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Tsawwassen, Canada
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Tsawwassen, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Ashford, Middlesex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

We missed out on visiting Dunluce Castle as we ran out of time so this was my alternative. Went to see Slane Castle first and then onto these ruins just after. Free to go in and wander round. There is also something similar down on the main road back to Dublin but not sure what that is or how you... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Up a short, gentle hill, the Hill of Slane is a historic area where St Patrick is said to have lit the first Paschal fire in approx 433 AD in defiance of the High King at Tara. There are the ruins of a 16th century friary church and an ancient graveyard. The views from here are amazing. Worth a visit.

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County Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Beautiful place. No entrance fee no crowds. Fantastic historic place and wonderful views. It was on my to do list for a while and am so glad I finally made it. Well worth a visit although I had to convince our 9 year old a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We brought our 5 year old daughter here after visiting Brú na Bóinne so she could have a run around. This is a very peaceful and quiet spot to visit. There didn't appear to be any "off-limits" areas here, and our daughter enjoyed climbing the still standing (and sturdy) winding staircases. The hill itself is not steep to climb but... More 

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