Welcome to Slane
Welcome to Slane - the Jewel of the Boyne Valley.
The historic village of Slane is conveniently located 1 Hour north from Dublin city center. Slane, a designed manorial village, lies in on a hill overlooking the Boyne River.
The special character of Slane is influenced in a major way by it’s landscape and how that landscape has controlled development over millennia. The largest and most significant of these influences is the magnificent Boyne River and its valley.
The surrounding variety of terrain, rolling drumlins, wooded area, agricultural green fields, all make up a very pleasant break between the local larger towns of Drogheda and Navan.
Slane is extremely fortunate to have a vast wealth of local home grown heritage and culture. This is very well recognised.
There are a wealth of archaeological and historical sites too numerous to mention- the Hill of Slane Hill and Monastery, St Erc’s Hermitage, Slane Castle, The Gate Lodge and Gothic Gate, the Village Crossroads .
Slane is also near to the major world heritage site of Bru na Boinne (Newgrange) and its adjacent sites who’s influence is significant to the entire area.
Francis Ledwidge – Internationally acclaimed poet
St Patrick – Lighting the Pascal Flame on the Hill of Slane
John Boyle O’Reilly - Poet, Nationalist, Deportee, Escapee
John Cassidy – Artist.
The area is also richly represented in Celtic Mythology -
Emer and Cuchulain
Finn and Diareann.
Aonghus and Caer
Slane community is very welcoming to visitors and, in addition to its heritage attractions, possesses a range of attractions- Restaurants Arts, Crafts, Bars and entertainment.
Come and breathe the buzz for yourself!