The Hill of Slane

A few pictures of another Irish hill, where St. Patrick practiced the old Irish art of arson…


In Christian mythology, the Hill of Slane is alleged to be where St. Patrick lit the first paschal fire to piss off the pagan kings at the Hill of Tara.
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We visited it at the backend of our itinerary… after Newgrange and Dowth. Unfortunately, while we were there, the weather deteriorated, so I didn’t get to shoot as many pics as I’d have liked.
A carved head on the tower at the Hill of Slane
Gargoyle: A carved head on the tower at the Hill of Slane
A griffin crest on the wall of the ruined monastery at the hill of Slane
A griffin crest on the wall of the ruined monastery at the Hill of Slane
The walls of the ruined monastery at the hill of Slane
The walls of the ruined monastery at the hill of Slane
The walls of the ruined monastery at the hill of Slane (2)
The walls of the ruined monastery at the hill of Slane (2)

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