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Hill of Slane

Slane, Ireland
+353 41 982 4230
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Hill of Slane

Lovely walk up the hill of Slane to the ruins of a Church and Abbey with a small graveyard where... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catherine D
Altrincham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Dramatic ancient site

Ancient site with dramatic chapel and crosses, and view across to the Hill of Tara. Short walk up... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
England, United Kingdom
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Slane, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely walk up the hill of Slane to the ruins of a Church and Abbey with a small graveyard where some of my family rest.

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ancient site with dramatic chapel and crosses, and view across to the Hill of Tara. Short walk up the hillside.

Thank Labuenavida004
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had missed an opportunity to do something else and found this place quite by accident. What a wonderful serendipitous find it was! It is easy to reach and there is no admission charge. There are tours a few times a day. The hill itself...More

1  Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place for a walk and wander. Incredible ruins that have refreshingly unrestricted access. In this day in age of hyper over-protectiveness it's nice to go somewhere where they expect you to rely on a bit of cop rather than erect barriers left right and...More

Thank Meath_Explorer
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Some interesting ruins at the top of Slane hill, which is but a gentle stroll by our Orcadian standards. Take care if you have children with you as some of the stonework is a bit precarious. Also take valuables with you as there is a...More

Thank Mark_A_Tennant
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Stunning Views of the valleys around Slane from this wonderful Franciscan ruin of church, friary, bell tower, graveyard and college. It was here that St Patrick lit the Easter fire in 433a.d. a symbol of Christianity. It is a wonderful peaceful place and we'll...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Slane Hill is a worthwhile stop if you are passing through Slane. There is a slight incline up the hill, where majestic ruins sit aloft next to a graveyard with old and new graves - mainly old ones. The ruins ought to be carefully approached;...More

Thank IrishMD
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

An old abbey and graveyard at the top of the hill, there are a great view Slane and Meath to the east. At the end of a cold day, the setting sun gave great light on the tower for some great photos.

Thank AnnieLu2
Reviewed 23 October 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.

Thank lindawojcik
Reviewed 7 October 2016 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
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Kimberly W
How long do you think this attraction would take to see? 2 adults only.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Mark_A_Tennant | Reviewed this property |
You could walk from the car park up the hill and back again in an hour but to see all the 'sights' you should allow another hour to do it justice.
What is the admission for this site and how long does it take to get to the Hills of Tara from here? Is it better to view the Hills of Slane or the hills of Tara first when coming from Tullynally Castle Gardens? Thank you in advance.
7 March 2016|
Response from Brendan M | Reviewed this property |
It's free (as is Tara). From Tara to Slane is about 20mins. Tullynallen is quite a bit further away and the route is along narrow roads. So the route is: Tullynallen ->90 mins-> Tara -> 20mins -> Slane
How is the best way from Dublin for a family of four to get to the Hill of Slane? Rent a car? Public transportation?
16 March 2015|
Response from Pat R | Reviewed this property |
There is a very regular bus service from Dublin to Slane. Once in the village of Slane it's about 1 1/2 mile walk to the top of the hill. I think you should hire a car and check out some of the other sites in the area eg Bru... More