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.

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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.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Slane

The Failte B&B The Failte B&B

Main Street, Slane, Co. Meath
In the village of Slane’s main street, The Failte B&B provides free private parking, just 500 metres from Slane Castle. Rooms with en suite bathrooms feature at the guest house, and free Wi-Fi is available.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Slane

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.

Restaurants in Slane

Brabazon restaurant @ Tankardstown House Brabazon restaurant @ Tankardstown House

Slane, Co. Meath
Appropriately named after the previous owner of Tankardstown, our flagship restaurant boasts fine dining and a cosy atmosphere.

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

The Old Post Office The Old Post Office

Main Street, Slane, Co. Meath

The Old Post Office

Main st, Slane, Co. Meath

The Poet The Poet's Rest

Chapel Street, Slane, Co. Meath
The Poets Rest stimulates your five senses to enhance and potentiate the overall eating-out experience. The Poets Rest in Slane is known as the best place to dine in Meath according to the locals. Ranked number 2 out of 7 of things to do while in Sla

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