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Balrath Wood - Forest Walk

Forest Walk - Balrath Wood

Balrath can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit Balrath is in late summer/early autumn when there are plenty of leaves and some fruits/nuts on the trees, some wildflowers still in bloom and also some insect life to be seen. Spring and summer are also good times, especially to see woodland wildflowers in their natural habitat.

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Francis Ledwidge Museum & War Memorial Centre

The poet Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane on 19th August 1887. The museum is open 7 days 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm and is situated 1 mile from the village of Slane on the Drogheda Road.

Tours can be booked in advance and there are special rates for schools and teachers.

Below is one of Francis’ many poems dedicated to his love Ellie Vaughey.

Spring Love

I saw her coming through the flowery grass

Round her swift ankles butterfly and bee

Blent loud and silent wings; I saw her pass

041 982 4544
info@francisledwidge.com

Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath

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Irish Military War Museum and Family Park

For a real sense of war visit the Irish Military War Museum, Ireland’s largest private military collective housed in a 5,000 sq ft ‘hands on’ museum.  WW1 and WW2 trenches and vehicles, original decommissioned weapons and equipment.  This is a fantastic educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond.  The Museum also houses one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and all deactivated weapons ever assembled in Ireland. Family friendly park with petting farm, playground and assault course.

041 9819501 / 086 395 2180
irishmilitarywarmuseum@gmail.com

Starinagh, Collon, Slane, Co. Meath

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Listoke Distillery & Gin School

Listoke Distillery & Gin School - Now open for distillery tours as well as being the only gin School in Ireland, Listoke 1777 has become one of Ireland's most sought after visitor experience. 

Visit the school for a history of gin, gin tasting and an introduction to all that is gin. 

+353 83 85 44 88 2
hello@listokedistillery.ie

Tenure, Monasterboice, Co. Louth.

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Parochial House

This detached three storey house is one of the ‘Four Sisters’ on The Square (actually an octagon) in the heart of historic Slane Village.  Built around 1768, this protected structure is being fully renovated and is open for public access by appointment. (Limited access during restoration – see website for details)

041 9884444
info@parochialhouseslane.ie

Chapel Street, Slane, Co. Meath 

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Pat's Art Studio

Located in Slane's Arty Quarter, Pat, a local artist, paints and exhibits his work in a friendly, inviting studio. Pieces include a broad selection of oil paintings and drawings. 

Seascapes and cityscapes are included, as are figures and a variety of themed works. 

Feel free to browse and chat with no obligation. You are also invited to view his extensive Adventures Travelogue

087 2445246
pm1arts@gmail.com

1 Newgrange Mall, 
Slane, 
Co Meath C15 CVA5

 

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Slane Castle

​Overlooking the River Boyne, just a few kilometres upstream from Newgrange and the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne, Slane Castle in its existing form was constructed under the direction of William Burton Conyngham, together with his nephew the 1st Marquess Conyngham. The reconstruction dates back to 1785 and is principally the work of James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. Francis Johnston was also the architect responsible for the gothic gates on the Mill Hill, located to the east of the castle.

(041) 9884477
info@slanecastle.ie

Slane Castle,

Slane,

Co. Meath.

C15 XP83

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Slane Distillery

The ultimate Irish whiskey experience. There could be no finer setting in which to discover the nature of whiskey than Ireland’s mythical Boyne Valley. Housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle Estate, our guided distillery tours uncover a history like no other. 

046 903 0600
info@slaneirishwhiskey.com

Slane,
Co. Meath
C15 XP83

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