Castle in Slane

Slane Castle

Still the private residence of Henry Conyngham, Earl of Mountcharles, Slane Castle, 1km west of the town centre, is best known for its outdoor concerts with massive rock-royalty names: Bon Jovi, Eminem, U2, the Roll…
Museum in Slane

Ledwidge Museum

This quaint cottage, 1km east of Slane on the N51, was the birthplace of poet Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917). A keen political activist, Ledwidge was thwarted in his efforts to set up a local Gaelic League branch, but…
Historic Site in Slane

Hill of Slane

About 1km north of Slane village is the Hill of Slane, a fairly plain-looking mound that stands out only for its association with a thick slice of Celto-Christian mythology. According to legend, St Patrick lit a pas…