Meath Distillery Tour
- Pick up at your hotel for your own private tour. (your party only will be on the tour)
- SLANE CASTLE TOUR, learn about the heritage and history of the historic Slane Castle and amphitheater, home of concerts to international rock royalty.
- DISTILLERY TOUR, a guided tour through Slanes authentic working distillery housed in the 250 year old stables of Slane Castle, and be taken through the entire whiskey making process.
- IRISH COFFEE MASTERCLASS, Slane resident mixologist will teach you how to craft the perfect Slane Irish Coffee.
- SLANE HILL, where St Patrick lit the Pascal Fire 433AD in defiance of the High King of Tara.
- MONASTERBOICE founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe.
- TRIM CASTLE, the largest Norman castle in Europe built by Hugh de Lacey in 1173.
- Drop of at your hotel accommodation
Visit a new world class visitor centre and working whiskey distillery where Slane Irish Whiskey is produced. Slane Distillery is housed in the 250 year old stables of Slane Castle. Receive a guided tour through Slanes authentic working distillery. Be taken through the entire whiskey making process and learn about the incredible heritage of Slane Castles buildings and their expertise in raising barrels and coopering along the way. The tour culminates in a tasting of Slanes signature triple casked Slane Irish Whiskey.
At the Castle you will get an understanding of the heritage and history of the Conyngham family and their ancestral home. Learn about the works of some of the most renowned architects of the time and the iconic rock and roll artists that have graced the stage at Slane rock concerts.Finally you will learn the history of the Irish Coffee and how to craft the perfect Slane Irish Coffee from the resident mixologist. Using only the finest local ingredients you will start as an amateur and finish as a professional after creating your own masterpiece and then enjoy your finished product.
Following approximately 3-4 hours in Slane Castle, visit Monasterboice founded in the late 5th century by Saint Buithe. Monasterboice is just outside the town of Drogheda. The name Monasterboice has been anglicized from the Gaelic Mainistir Buithe meaning the monastery of Saint Buithe. It is home to an in-use graveyard, the three high crosses of which Ireland’s tallest High Cross and the most detailed High Cross. See the impressive tenth century round tower which is still standing from the original monastery.
Stop at Slane Hill where St Patrick lit the Pascal Fire 433AD in defiance of the High King of Tara. Saint Patrick escaped slavery in Ireland and fled to France and it is scripted that God spoke to him to return to Ireland and preach Christianity to the pagans of Ireland.He made his way to the Hill of Slane and lit a huge fire which was against the laws while the High Kings fire burn bright. The present ruins that are there today is a medieval church.
Finish of the day by touring the beautiful historic heritage town of Trim. View the largest Norman Castle in Europe built by Hugh de Lacey in 1173. Standing at an area of over 30,000 sq metres and built on solid bedrock, it is the most impressive and historic feature of the town of Trim today. You will drive across Ireland’s oldest in use bridge and see the tallest Monastic settlement in Ireland, known as the Yellow Steeple. We will also visit the Newtown monuments and a small famine plot dating back to the 1800’s.