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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
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Maximum height for area: 251 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 176 metres,
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Hill of Slane Hill Mullach Bhaile Shlaine A name in Irish
Meath County, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Massive lapilli tuff Bedrock

Height: 160.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 43 Grid Reference: N96037 75121
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, Dellab, strangeweaver, moggy40, moggy40t, cozmo2009, Glanman2, pearnett, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, AntrimRambler, Cormacg, paulocon, rowanofravara, Aidy
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Longitude: -6.546106, Latitude: 53.717087 , Easting: 296037, Northing: 275122 Prominence: 53m,  Isolation: 8.4km
ITM: 695965 775138,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HlofSl, 10 char: HlofSln
Bedrock type: Massive lapilli tuff, (Hill Of Slane Formation)

The most renowned story with this hill relates to St Patrick and his lighting of a Paschal fire here, in defiance of High King Laoire, who forbid the lighting of any other fires, while a festival fire was burning on the Hill of Tara. This tradition is carried on to this day, each Easter Saturday. The top of the hill is dominated by Christian buildings, with the ruins of an early 16th century friary, a church and graveyard. Monastic life on the hill is traced back to the fifth century. The high point of the hill is the top of the 12th century motte which lies to the west of the ruins.   Hill of Slane is the 1447th highest place in Ireland. Hill of Slane is the second most northerly summit and also the second most westerly in the East Coast area. Hill of Slane is the third highest point in county Meath.

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An interesting historic site. .. by group   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
Little Hunk of Burning Love .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hill of Slane in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: Summit on the hidden motte, secondary enclosure to bottom left.
 
The summit may be older than is at first apparent.
by simon3  28 Apr 2014
The summit motte and surrounding bailey has been the subject of research recently, for example:

http://hillofslane.wordpress.com/2010-research-background/

It appears that the motte may not be the common or garden Anglo-Norman motte and bailey, but may be older, Iron Age (400-600 CE) or even Bronze Age (2500 to 600 BCE).

If you are visiting, look out for a smaller, secondary enclosure to the SE of the Motte and summit, just touching the enclosure around the bailey. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1060/comment/16046/
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Curious hill .. by Onzy   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
Twinned with Japan .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
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