Slane Historic Trail

Slane Historic Trail

One of Ireland’s most well-known towns, Slane has been shaped by centuries of continuity, personal commitment and constant reinvention. Legend says that over 1500 years ago, St Patrick lit a fire that signalled a transformation in Ireland’s identity.

For over three hundred years, one family – the Conynghams – have added new chapters to the town’s fascinating story as each generation made its mark. And for the past three decades, tens of thousands gather regularly at Slane Castle to enjoy the world’s most famous bands and musicians. During all this, the town has retained its unique charm, beauty and timelessness.

 Slane's long and fascinating history is brilliantly outlined on the Slane Historic Trail. There is a wealth of historic sites to explore in the estate village of Slane. Its past is brought to life through a series of plaques and panels placed at points of interest along the route.

The self guided route is 2.2km long and will take approximately 45-60 minutes. It profiles the following points:

  1. Slane Cottages
  2. Roman Catholic Church
  3. The Old School
  4. 1798 Monument
  5. Hill of Slane
  6. Rock House – Village ‘Square'
  7. Conyngham Arms Hotel
  8. Church of Ireland
  9. Georgian House
  10. Dean Cogan House
  11. Miller's Row
  12. Slane Mills
  13. Gothic Gate
  14. Gate Lodge
  15. Georgian House
  16. Georgian House
  17. Erasmus Smith School

Details of map collection: Download Slane Historic Trail Map

Slane Historic Trail
+353 (0) 41 9824000

Slane Hub and Tourism Centre,
2 Main Street,
Co. Meath