Exploring the archaeology, landscape and history of Slane, Co. Meath


This is a selection of publications about the Hill of Slane. It is not exhaustive but the list will expand as the project progresses. If you have suggestions  that should be included, please do not hesitate to contact us.


AFM 1851. Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters, (ed.) and trans. O’Donovan, J., 7 vols, Dublin

Bradley, J. 1984. Urban Archaeological Survey, part II, County Meath. Dublin, Office of Public Works.

Bradley, J. 1988- 89. ‘The Medieval Towns of Co. Meath’. Ríocht na Midhe 8, 2, 30- 49.

Bhreathnach, E. 1999. ‘Authority and Supremacy in Tara and its Hinterland c.950-1200’ in Discovery Programme Reports 5, 1-23.

CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts; 2002, a Project of University College, Cork College Road, Cork, Ireland – http://www.ucc.ie/celt  Distributed by CELT online at University College,Cork, Ireland.

Harbison, P. 1997. ‘A shaft-fragment from Slane, Co. Meath, and other high cross discoveries’, in Manning, C, Ed. Dublin and Beyond the Pale, essays in honour of Paddy Healy, 171-176, Bray.

Harbison, P. 2003. Treasures of the Boyne Valley. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Herity, M. 1993. ‘Motes and Mounds at Royal Sites in Ireland’, in Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Vol 123, 127-151.

Kenny, G. 2008. ‘Late Medieval Brugh na Boinne:1142-1541’, in Byrne, F.J, Jenkins, W, Kenny, G and Swift, C Excavations at Knowth 4, Historical Knowth and its Hinterland, Dublin.

Manning, C. 2008. ‘A pre-Romanesque Church at Slane’ in Peritia 20, 346-52.

Moore, M.J. 1987. Archaeological Inventory of County Meath. Dublin: The Stationery Office.

Mullally, E. 2002. The Deeds of the Normans in Ireland, Dublin.

O’Hinnse, S. 1947. Miscellaneous Irish Annals, Dublin.

Seaver, M. 2005. ‘Practice, spaces and places: an archaeology of boroughs as manor centres in the Barony of Slane’ in Eds. O’ Keefe, T and Lyttleton, J The Manor in medieval and early modern Ireland, pp. 70-104

Smyth, J. 2009. Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site – Research Framework, Dublin.

Swift, C. 1996. ‘Pagan monuments and Christian legal centres in early Meath’ in Ríocht na Mídhe, Vol 10/2, 1-26.

Trench, C.E.F. 1995. Slane: Slane Town Trail, Newgrange. Slane: An Taisce.

Westropp, T.J. 1901. ‘ “Slane in Bregia,” county Meath: its friary and hermitage’, JRSAI 31, 404-30.

Wilde, W. 1849. The Beauties of the Boyne and the Blackwater. Dublin: McGlashan & Gill.