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Slane, Co. Meath

Slane is an estate village with fine Georgian houses in a most pleasant area of the Boyne. It is a very ancient and historic town. This district has for many years contained many large manors and castles: few are still used as dwellings but most of them are in ruins. Francis Ledwidge, the poet whose promising career was tragically ended during the first world war was born here. A museum in Ledwidge's Cottage commemorates the poet.

The north side of the Boyne, beyond, Newgrange is dominated by the majestic Slane Castle. The castle was created in the late 18th century for the Marquis of Conyngham. The castle was badly burned in 1991 and is in the process of restoration.

Above Slane village is the Hill of Slane, where the first Easter fire was lit by St. Patrick in 433 to symbolise the arrival of Christianity. The act was in direct defiance of Laoghaire, the Celtic King of Ireland. The hill was also the site of a monastery and church which was raided in turn by the Vikings, the Normans, and Cromwells troops. Today the church tower gives a panoramic view of the Meath countryside. At the foot of the hill on the village side and old 18th century mill houses a Folk and Transport museum containing many vintage cars and motoring memorabilia.

On this page you can see a map of Slane, see what's on in Slane, find things to see and do in Slane, visit local websites for Slane, find Hotels in Slane, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Slane, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Slane, browse restaurants in Slane.

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Things to See and Do in Slane

Hill of Slane

Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland
It was on the Hill of Slane that St. Patrick light his Pascal fire at Easter in 433 A.D. It is here that one can see the remains of the 16th century church on the site of the ancient church founded by St. Patrick.

Newgrange Open Farm

Newgrange, Slane, Co. Meath, Ireland
Irelands leading genuine working farm open to the public. Situated in the Boyne Valley, surrounding the Newgrange Monument. Cuddle a kitten, hold a chick, pet a pony, feed the ducks, play with the pig or maybe bottle feed the lambs, or view our many displ

Slane Castle Slane Castle

Slane, Co.Meath, Ireland

Hotels in Slane

Conyngham Arms Hotel Conyngham Arms Hotel

Main Street, Slane, Co. Meath
A beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn, Conyngham Arms Hotel in Slane village offers luxurious accommodation in Ireland’s County Meath. A 2-minute drive from Slane Castle, it has a restaurant and garden, and provides free Wi-Fi and parking

Tankardstown House Tankardstown House

Rathkenny, Slane, Co.Meath, Slane, Co. Meath
Tankardstown House is in County Meath, just under an hour due west of Dublin, above the valley of the River Boyne and close to Slane Castle.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Slane

College Hill House College Hill House

College Hill House, Slane, Co.Meath, Slane, Co. Meath
Located in Ireland near Slane, College Hill House features B&B accommodation set in a Georgian house within 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens, offering a terrace, BBQ facilities, free bikes and children’s playground. Free WiFi is available through

Self-Catering Accommodation in Slane

Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse

Fennor, Slane, Co Meath, Slane, Co. Meath
Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Rock Farm Slane - Limehouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Slane, 900 metres from Slane Castle. There is a shared kitchen, a shared lounge and shops at the property.

Slane Farm Slane Farm

Harlinstown, Slane, Co. Meath
Set on a working farm in the Boyne Valley, Slane Farm offers free Wi-Fi and is located next to Slane Castle. It offers country-house style rooms, access to a self-catering kitchen and farm walks.

Townley Hall Apartments Townley Hall Apartments

Townley Hall Apartments, Slane, Co Meath, Slane, Co. Meath
Offering a garden and barbecue, Townley Hall Apartments is set in Slane. Hill of Slane is 7 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units feature a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.

Restaurants in Slane

Brabazon Restaurant @ Tankardstown House Brabazon Restaurant @ Tankardstown House

Tankardstown House, Rathkenny, Slane, Co. Meath
Appropriately named after the previous owner of Tankardstown, our flagship restaurant offers casual lunch, as well as later fine dining, with a cosy atmosphere. With recent accolades including 2AA Rosettes, and RAI's Best Hotel Restaurant in Meath an

Restaurant @ Conyngham Arms Hotel Restaurant @ Conyngham Arms Hotel

Slane, Co. Meath
Conyngham Arms is a beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn, set in the heart of historic Slane village.

Slane Diner

Main st, Slane, Co. Meath

The Bistro & Brabazon Restaurant The Bistro & Brabazon Restaurant

Tankardstown House, Slane, Co. Meath

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Pubs & Nightlife

Slane Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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