Hill of Slane
About 1km north of the village is the Hill of Slane, a fairly plain-looking mound that stands out only for its association with a thick...
Still the private residence of Henry Conyngham, Earl of Mountcharles, Slane Castle is best known in Ireland as the setting for massive...
Mary Gibbons Tours
Tours depart from numerous Dublin hotels, beginning at 9.30am Monday to Friday, 7.50am Saturday and Sunday, and take in the whole of the...
The owner of this pub with a fire-engine-red front, musician Andrew Cassidy, hosts a knock-out line-up of live gigs and trad sessions.
Artisan breads and scones from this French patisserie are good for making sandwiches or a quick pick-me-up; sadly, the spectacular...
Lonely Planet review
Simple yet moving, the Ledwidge Museum is located in a quaint cottage that was the birthplace of poet Francis Ledwidge (1891–1917). He died on the battlefield at Ypres, having survived Gallipoli and Serbia. A keen political activist, Ledwidge was thwarted in his efforts to set up a branch of the Gaelic League in the area, but found an outlet in verse.
The museum provides an insight into Ledwidge's life and works, and the cottage itself is an evocative example of how farm labourers lived in the 19th century. It is about 1.5km east of Slane on the Drogheda road (N51). Opening hours can be erratic – call ahead.