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Slane (Irish: Baile Shláine) is a village in County Meath, with many historic sites including Slane Castle and the Georgian Slane Millhouse.

Ruins on the Hill of Slane.

Slane is about 14 km (8.7 mi) away from Drogheda.


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Map of Slane

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The following bus routes provide service beyond the town, and may be useful to those who wish to explore the surrounding vicinity. They can also be used for journeys within the town:

  • Bus Éireann 190 [dead link] operates east to Drogheda and west to Navan and Trim, every hour Monday to Sunday.
  • Collins Coaches 980 operates south to Dublin City, and north to Collon, Ardee and Carrickmacross, 9 times per day Monday to Friday, 7 times per day on Saturdays and 4 times per day on Sundays.

Route maps, including stop locations, are available by entering the route number into the TFI route mapper.


  • 1 Slane Castle. Slane Castle (Q1758189) on Wikidata Slane Castle on Wikipedia
  • 2 Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre (just south of the Boyne on the L16014, just off the N51), +353 41 980 9950. 09:00 to 17:00 May to September, 9:00 to 16:00 October to April. Within in Oldbridge House, a Georgian manor house, the centre presents the context, strategy, troop movements, and outcome of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 using video, dioramas, uniforms, period artillery pieces, contemporary texts, and other such artefacts. Such content is clearly and compellingly presented (in Irish as well as English; staff are also prepared for groups using other languages). There is relatively little information about the aftermath and historical memory of the battle, or about the house itself. €5.00 (adults), €4.00 (seniors), €3.00 (students). Battle of the Boyne (Q644960) on Wikidata Battle of the Boyne on Wikipedia







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