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Hill of Slane

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Hill of Slane

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Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle
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Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Trim Castle

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Make the most of your time in Ireland on a small-group full-day tour from Dublin that features a range of historical destinations in the Boyne Valley. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed ruins of Newgrange; Trim Castle, Europe’s largest Norman castle; and the Hill of Tara, seat of the Celtic Kings. Stop for lunch near Slane Castle, where U2 recorded their album 'The Unforgettable Fire.'
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Harris’s trips wrote a review Aug 2020
Templeogue, Ireland69 contributions8 helpful votes
Beautiful place with stunning views. Very peaceful and relaxing. A very romantic walk and with great areas for walking the dogs.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Cary L wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California625 contributions114 helpful votes
Just outside the small town of Slane and overlooking the Boyne Valley and its ancient burial mounds, this hill is the site of St. Patrick's first call to the people of the region to convert. Today, the view is spectacular. The hill is crowned with the ruins of an ancient monastery. Well worth the brief drive up, when visiting Newgrange or other historic sites in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Aisling wrote a review Dec 2019
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An ancient ruined Augustinian monastery ,you can imagine the halls filled with monks and almost hear their chants ,when you examine the walls and see the old fireplaces and nooks and crannies .This is where in earlier days St Patrick came and lit his pascal fire before the druids did at Tara ,which outraged the then High King ,they then had a battle of miracles. Who could out do the other ,all ended peacefully and they resolved their differences . There is a beautiful view from the walls of the ruin . Make sure you dont leave anything valuable in the car as there have been some break ins
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Date of experience: December 2019
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pmintoronto98 wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada28 contributions6 helpful votes
Substantial ruins that are definitely worth a look if you are in the area. The tower is largely intact and very impressive.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Walmack wrote a review Oct 2019
Walworth, New York340 contributions129 helpful votes
Legend has it that this is where St. Patrick challenged the High King's authority when he defied the no fire edict on Christmas Eve. St. Patrick lit the fire and the High King could see the fire from atop the Hill of Tara a few miles away. It ended up OK as the story says that St. Patrick ended up baptizing the High King. The ruins are from a Chapel and an ancient college which helped Ireland become known for it's educated clerics.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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