Slane Abbey

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Dominique Chapman
by Fergal Jennings
published on 03 September 2015

Slane Abbey is the ruins on the Hill of Slane, Ireland where Saint Patrick infamously lit his bonfire during the pagan festival of Ostara, directly opposite the Hill of Tara. The current ruins include 1512 CE reconstructions of the monastic Abbey.

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Jennings, F. (2015, September 03). Slane Abbey. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Jennings, Fergal. "Slane Abbey." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 03, 2015.

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Jennings, Fergal. "Slane Abbey." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Sep 2015. Web. 04 Feb 2023.