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Trailtrekker
2013-07-29 23:59:38
"Full Moon rising over the Hill of Slane" from Trailtrekker Expand pics
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The Royal Hills
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Message:It is only recently that I have had the pleasure of experiencing the real mountains of the Kingdom. Since my childhood I have known of their prowess on the football field, but it is only in the last three months that I have become accustomed to their brilliance in terms of great mountains such as the Reeks, Brandon and even Knockboy. But I am one who is exiled in the fertile, but flat plains of the Royal county and not the Kingdom. So I have become accustomed to their hills, which are indeed low, but also significant. Being based inbetween Tara, Loughcrew and Slane I know them all well. But enough of the rambling......

If there are other historical hills to be included on MV then my vote is for the Hill of Slane. It has a height of 158M according to the OSi Map, the summit is at approximately N 96020 75132. I don't know the prominence, but according to my view ranger I gain about 120M in ascent when going from the bridge of Slane to the summit. It was of course a pagan shrine, before as they usually did the Christians subsumed it. It's greatest fame is associated with the tale of St Pat himself lighting a fire here to defy the chieftains on the Hill of Tara and this is celebrated to this day on Easter Saturday. The summit is adorned by the ruins of a most interesting 16th century Friary which is well worth exploring.

I am more than happy to aid in supplying any other info needed on this hill to have it included, as I feel that it would a worthy one.

One question, if this is added... will this be one off my local 100?? :-)


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