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North East Midlands Area   SE: Boyne Valley Subarea
Place count in area: 23, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A, 28, 28A, 28B, 34, 35, 36, 41 
Highest place:
Cornasaus, 339m
Maximum height for area: 339 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 224 metres,

Places in area North East Midlands:
Cen: Ballyjamesduff:   Aghalion Hill 249m
Cen: Oldcastle:   Mullaghmeen 258mSlieve Na Calliagh 276mThe Hill of Mael 241m
E: Kingscourt:   Carrickleck Hill 173m
N Cen: Cavan Town:   Shantemon 218mSlieve Glah 320mTievenanass 261m
NE: Ballybay:   Bunnanimma 268m
NE: Carrickmacross:   Corduff 243m
NE: Castleblaney:   Mullyash Mountain 317m
NE: Cen Bailieborough:   Cornasaus 339mTaghart South 290m
NW Cen: Arva:   Bruse Hill 260m
NW: Aughavas:   Lugganammer 190m
S Cen: Crookedwood:   Cruckboeltane 199mKnockeyon 214m
S: Westmeath South West:   Knockastia 200m
SE: Boyne Valley:   Hill of Slane 160.4mMount Oriel 251mTara 155m
W: Ardagh:   Bawn Mountain 200m
W: Drumlish:   Corn Hill 278m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Hill of Slane Hill Mullach Bhaile Shlaine A name in Irish Meath County in Leinster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Massive lapilli tuff Bedrock

Height: 160.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 43 Grid Reference: N96037 75121
Place visited by 73 members. Recently by: sofearghail, atlantic73, therealcrow, declantb, tonibm, dregishjake, dregish, Maire-Ni, monisr, abcd, finkey86, emermcloughlin, briankelly, MichaelG55, LorraineG60
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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 1452th highest place in Ireland. Hill of Slane is the second most easterly summit in the North East Midlands 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 (Mullach Bhaile Shlaine))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hill of Slane (<i>Mullach Bhaile Shlaine</i>) in area North East Midlands, Ireland
 
Little Hunk of Burning Love
by Trailtrekker  31 Jan 2014
Slane won't attract the column inches on here that it's fellow Meath hills of Tara or Loughcrew will, but for me it has a great charm and in some ways I far prefer visiting it than it's more famous big brother! It's great for a cold evening walk or a summer day outing with the kids.

Most of the summit area is easily accessible. There is ample car parking nearby and from here you can explore the Christian buildings and graveyard. The 16th century friary building is the most interesting and children (big and small) will love exploring it. The most legendary story about Slane is that St Pat himself lit a paschal fire here in defiance of the high king on Tara, a tradition that is kept up till this day on Easter Saturday. However, you will need to go past all the buildings to reach the true top. The highest point (or certainly for several hundred years) is the well preserved 12th century motte. You need to negotiate two electric fences and two gates to reach this point, as it is on the private land of the Conyngham estate. Now you can rock up to his nearby castle and ask Henry for permission if you want, but as far as I am aware he has no major problem with access. (Note: he actually resides in Beauparc house on the other side of the Boyne and not the well known castle).

Personally, I enjoy parking all the way down at the river Boyne and enjoying the walk the whole way up the hill through the historic village and it's architecture. This will give you height gain of 120 metres and cover a distance of over 2km river to motte.

It's a great wee historic hill and if you are passing through Slane on the N2 at night keep an eye out for it's light's that burn to this day and can be seen from a couple of miles south of the river! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1060/comment/15819/
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