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Slane Farm Hostel

9.3
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General

  • Working farm in the heart of the Boyne Valley
  • Next door to Slane Castle and close to Newgrange and Knowth
  • With campers' kitchen, BBQ facilities, showers, loos and laundry room

Off gigging it at Slane Castle or to get neolithic around ancient Newgrange or Knowth? Bag a stay at , right next door to concert castles and only two kilometres from the village of Slane and easy access to the neolithic stones.

Peaceful and relaxed Slane Farm is family-run by Joanne and Paddy Macken, and set in the heart of the also-ancient Boyne Valley with stonking good views of the surrounding Co Meath countryside. Plenty of hearty country walks into the same start directly from the farm.

Facilities for guests include loos, free gas showers and a well-kept and well-equipped campers' kitchen with all the bits you might need for cooking and dishing up. Barbecue facilities are on site too.

When not straying around the countryside or to see ancient stones, guests can feed the farm animals including pigs, donkeys and goats; pick vegetables from the farm plot to prep for dinner; or gather free-range eggs for breakfast from the Slane Farm chickens.


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9.3

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Had a lovely stay with our two young girls on their 1st camping trip. 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nathan P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of staff and location

    Disliked: 

    Washing facilities could do with being updated, basic but they are kept clean.

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Great place 10/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland Annemarie P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great place

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Very Tidy Site 01/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph N. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to find, in a great location next to a forest where we collected wood. Fire pit provided so we could toast marshmallows with the kids. Well manicured lawns and very clean site. Quiet site too, no noise after 11pm and stayed quiet until about 8.30am meaning we got more sleep than on most sites. we were even able to pick up the wifi from the adjoining hostel!

    Disliked: 

    nothing, great site, we will stay again.

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Excellent site, clean facilities, friendly staff. 26/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elizabeth M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    My girls aged 6 and 10 loved the chickens and the play park.
    Free WiFi 🖒
    Toilets and showers were cleaned daily.
    Location was great for Slane town, Navan town and close to Tayto park.

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Clean site 09/08/2016

Reviewer's country: Ireland Gillian M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleaning site

    Disliked: 

    Game room is out of bounds for anyone camping and only useable if staying in the hostal ( not stated anywhere while booking ) we had 3 11yr olds with us but after talking with the owner they were allowed in it but were very disappointed with it

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we loved our stay ,clean and well maintained, nothing negative 06/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Noel M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    we loved our stay Slane Farm Hostel so much we are going to book for next year.my kids loved feeding the chickens and donkey. site is well maintained,staff very friendly, good health and safety measures in place. kitchen is added bonus if it wet. ideal if going to Tayto park or Funtisa only about 25 minutes away. It was just nice to find a family run camp site with family values. keep up the good work and hope to see use next year. god bless PS try the apple muffins in shop in Slane on the right as you go through the lights they are unbelievable good.

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    nothing to add here.

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Excellent site and friendly 03/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jimmy d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Pitches. Kitchen facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Showers

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nice clean friendly site 28/07/2016

Reviewer's country: Ireland michael k. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Small site nice tidy place facilities
    good

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Thanks for the comment! We are glad you enjoyed our facilities here. Hope to see you again!

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OMG such a beautiful site very clean n organised.Ower n staff friendly 15/07/2016

Reviewer's country: Ireland Muhammad S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    OMG such a beautiful site very clean n organised.Ower n staff very friendly. Specially children are very happy bcz playing area and they have animals as well.

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Thanks for taking the time to write this review! So delighted you had a great time and hopefully you will return in the future!

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Excellent site. Friendly helpful staff. Great facilities 12/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location. Play park for kids. Animals. Toilet, shower and kitchen facilities close by.

    Disliked: 

    Only draw back was pitches on a slight slant.

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Thanks for taking the time to write this review! We hope to see you again in the future.

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Bath available

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Shower available

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Utilities

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

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Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Golf nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

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Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Harlinstown House Slane, Co. Meath, Republic of Ireland, n/a
  • Timezone Europe/Dublin GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.7160°N 6.5719°W

Directions


The main Dublin-Monaghan bus passes through the village of Slane. You can also reach the village with the Dublin-Derry bus.

The campsite is situated on the R163 off the N51 off the N2.

We are only 40 minutes from Dublin city and airport.

Local attractions

Most visitors to this part of Ireland come to see mighty and ancient Newgrange and Knowth, just outside Slane village a few kilometres away from ; to see all on offer in the area, call into the hostel reception for bundles of tourist info for guests to use.

The Newgrange stones, a UNESCO Word Heritage Site, are known as 'Ireland's national monument' and are thought to be about four hundred years older than Stonehenge: go to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre at Donore village first to find out more and buy a ticket for a guided tour. Tickets include access to Knowth, the three hundred decorated stones that make up the biggest group of Megalithic art in western Europe, and the mound and 115 stones at Dowth.

The hill of Tara, seat of Ireland's ancient king (Gone With the Wind fans might recognise the name too) is a short drive from the farm, as is Trim Castle and its ancient town within about 15 minutes' drive.

Other nearby options are the Battle of the Boyne site and visitor centre, Mellifont Abbey and Monasterboice, the ruins of a fifth century Christian settlement. Dublin is about 45 minutes to an hour away by car, or around an hour and three-quarters by bus from Slane village.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Slane Farm Hostel cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

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The remainder is payable on arrival.

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