Situated at the summit of the Hill of Slane. St. Patrick lit the Easter fire on the Hill of Slane in defiance of the High King, and thus announced the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The medieval parish church of St. Patrick (ME019-060002-), perhaps on the site of an early monastery, is within a sub-oval graveyard (dims c. 80m E-W; c. 34-43m N-S) defined by masonry walls. The shrine (ME019-060005-) and graveslab (ME019-060006-) are within the graveyard, while the architectural fragments (ME-019-060003-) and the stone head (ME019-060004-) are incorporated in the graveyard wall around the entrance gate at E.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload; 11 June, 2014Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.