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Hill of Slane 160.4m,
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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
Highest place:
Mount Oriel, 251m
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
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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.  

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hill of Slane in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: The Summit as viewed from the Abbey
 
An interesting historic site.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  28 Apr 2014
Park in the public carpark at N96420 75180 A, room for 20 plus cars.
Go through the access gate and uphill for a short distance to the abbey ruins.
Beyond the ruins lies the summit which is on top of a motte, thought to be possibly much older than others of Anglo-Norman vintage.
The motte is quite steep and surrounded by a deep dyke.On top the motte as of 2014 someone has cast a concrete cross with the legend "2011 Japan " made out in pebbles.
Though the Abbey is a public site maintained by the OPW, the motte is on private land and permission may be required to visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1060/comment/15304/
 
Little Hunk of Burning Love .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
The summit may be older than is at first apparent .. by simon3   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
Curious hill .. by Onzy   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
Twinned with Japan .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
Abbey on a hill .. by TommyV   (Show all for Hill of Slane)
 
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