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Slane in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane

 
 
Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane Marker image. Click for full size.
April 7, 2009
1. Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane Marker
Inscription.
Long established tradition tells that St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire on this Hill of Slane in 433. In doing so, he unwittingly disobeyed King Laoghaire at nearby Tara.

The inevitable confrontation had a happy outcome: Laoghaire's druid, Erk, became a Christian (later, first Bishop of Slane) and the King was pacified.

The Easter Fire is still lighted, each year, on the Hill of Slane.
 
Location. 53° 43.026′ N, 6° 32.561′ W. Marker is in Slane, Leinster, in County Meath. Click for map. Marker is in front of a statue of Saint Patrick on the grounds of the Slane Abbey ruins. The site is off Abbey View, which intersects Chapel Street (National Route 2) about 0.3 miles north of Slane village.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slane Abbey (a few steps from this marker); Knowth / Cnogbha (approx. 3.8 kilometers away); The Woodhenge/Pit circle / The Winter Soltice (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Donaghmore Church and Round Tower (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monument (approx. 10.4 kilometers away); Round Tower / An Cloigtheach
Saint Patrick Statue on the Hill of Slane image. Click for full size.
April 7, 2009
2. Saint Patrick Statue on the Hill of Slane
(approx. 10.6 kilometers away); The South Church / An Teampall Theas (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); The North Church / An Teampall Thuaidh (approx. 10.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Hill of Slane. (Submitted on September 17, 2009.)
 
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Slane Abbey Ruins image. Click for full size.
April 7, 2009
3. Slane Abbey Ruins
Saint Patrick statue behind gate. Slane Abbey marker to right of gate.
 
 
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