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Christmas Markets at Slane Castle

Everyone loves a good Christmas market and Slane Castle’s festive fair runs on the two weekends leading up to Christmas; 10-11th and 17-18th December from 11am to 4pm. The great hall and George IV Ballroom will be full of seasonal stalls selling all manner of gifts, arts and crafts. Outside in the Castle Courtyard visitors will be spoilt for choice with mulled wine, cider, Baileys Hot Chocolate and Christmas Slane Whiskey cocktails as well as mince pies and seasonal favourites. 

+353 (0)41988 4477

Slane Castle,


Co. Meath.

C15 XP83
Sat, Dec 10 2022, 11am - Sun, Dec 18 2022, 4pm

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Slane Castle

Kickstart your Christmas celebrations in the magical atmosphere of Slane Castle Estate on the last Sunday in November (Sunday 27th November). A walk in the woods, brunch at Browne’s Bar and a Castle or Distillery Tour will fill the day nicely before the traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the Christmassy Castle Courtyard.

The Estate gates open at 10am and entry and parking are free of charge. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your Christmas at the Castle day.

Slane Castle,


Co. Meath.

C15 XP83
Sun, Nov 27 2022, 10am - 6pm

Otherside Festival at Rock Farm Slane

Deep in the forests and valleys of Slane, we are creating the ultimate three - day gathering of people wanting something beyond the ordinary.

Featuring a day-centric programme of music & comedy, engaging art, revitalising wellness, delicious food and drink along with some late-night antics to dance beneath the stars.

Prepare to relax, replenish and reconnect with the people and nature around you by gathering your tribe, and crossing over to The OTHERSIDE.

The line up includes........

Glamping at Rock Farm Slane
Fri, Jul 8 - Sun, Jul 10 2022, All day

Hill of Slane Tours

Free 40 min guided tours of the wonderful Hill Of Slane

Tours every Sunday from April to October at 2pm.

Meeting point at the gates to the Hill of Slane - ample parking available for cars or buses.

Group bookings are also available by request all year round, please contact the Slane Hub or email

Hill of Slane
+353 (0)41 982 4000

Slane Hub,

No. 2 Main Street,


Co. Meath

Knowth lecture Series

Knowth Lectures 2022 Starts 4th May until 1st June.


Free lectures but places and parking are limited.

Don't miss out on this great line up of speakers in the beautifully restored Knowth House Farm Buildings, located beside Knowth monument). 


Knowth Lecture Series 1

Knowth Sunset by Copterview Ireland

Knowth House Farm Buildings, located beside Knowth monument.
Wed, May 4 2022, 8pm - Wed, Jun 1 2022, 10pm

Rambling Rover Campervans

You can rest assured knowing that Rambling Rover Campervans are brand new, and maintained to an extremely high standard. Our fleet of campervans has a range of options that can accommodate from 1 to 6 people, perfect for families (including your dog), friends, or couples, who want to experience all that Ireland has to offer.
With bike rental also available we are a one stop shop for your road trip, staycation, or Irish adventure.

Check out our Instagram page for more information.

Rambling Rover
Rambling Rover 3
Rambling Rover 4
Rambling Rover 5
Rambling Rover 2
+353 86 045 3932 or +353 1 604 1900

Slane, Co.Meath, C15PY76

Rock Farm Slane Christmas Market 2022

The Christmas farmers markets at Rock Farm Slane are a convenient one-stop-shop for your Christmas dinner essentials this year. Organic turkey, ham and roasts, organic vegetables (including the crucial brussel sprouts) and lots of delicious festive fare from the Slane Food Circle all under one roof. Bring the family along and make a day of it on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd December from 11am to 4pm.

+353 41 988 4861

Rock Farm, 
Co. Meath, 
C15 FNP4
Wed, Dec 21 2022, 11am - Fri, Dec 23 2022, 4pm

Boyne Valley Viking Experience 2023

The Vikings are invading Slane Castle this May in a festival of ferocious fighting and family fun harking back to the 8th and 9th century when the invaders were very real indeed. Boyne Valley Viking Experience will be the largest historical re-enactment festival in Ireland this year with hundreds of armoured Viking warriors battling for supremacy with the Castle as a dramatic backdrop. It’s a fabulous family day out with a flashing swords, demonstrations, a tented Viking village, and a fleet of replica longships compete with sailors. Put the weekend of 20/21 May 2023 in your diary now.

What's App: 0879676582 or 041 988 4477 (Slane Castle)

Slane Castle,


Co Meath
Sat, May 20 - Sun, May 21 2023, All day

Lambing Live at Newgrange Farm

Lambing Live: From March 17th to March 31st 2022
New – You can now come to Newgrange Farm to see our flock of sheep lambing and our herd of cows calving. Spring is the best time on any farm as it is the time for regrowth and baby animals!

Lambing Live at Newgrange Farm
+353 (0) 41 9824119

Newgrange Farm, Slane Co. Meath
Thu, Mar 17 - Thu, Mar 31 2022, All day