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Hill of Slane


Here, pilgrim, stop; rest on yonder monumental slab, beneath the shadow of that tall, ivy-mantled tower, the belfry of the cathedral….it once was gorgeous with the shrines of Fathers, and illumed by many a flickering taper, though now the hemlock fills its aisles, and the purple foxglove waves it’s lonely banneret. The ground whereon we stand is sacred – consecrated by the foot prints of our patron saint (St. Patrick), hallowed by the dust of Kings (Druid King Laeghaire). Look abroad over the wide, undulating plains of Meath, or to the green hills of Louth: where, in the broad landscapes of Britain, find we a scene more fruitful and varied or one more full of interesting, heart-stirring associations? …….William Robert Wilde 1849

2 comments on “Hill of Slane

  1. Pam Cresswell
    November 15, 2012

    Looks beautiful!! Wish I was there to enjoy it with you : ) I would have offered to carry your backpack but it was almost as tall as me and weighed almost as much as me!!

  2. Petra Haynes
    November 15, 2012

    What beautiful language to describe what sounds like a beautiful spot. So glad you get to be there and tell us about it! Hugs!

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