Walking Trail

Stroll past mature woodlands where birds add their song to the sound that the estate is most famous for, the Slane Festival. International rock legends have entertained millions of fans against the backdrop of Slane Castle since 1981. Follow in their footsteps on the Concert Field Walk which starts at the entrance to the Castle courtyard.

Following the excellent feedback on our new walking trail which we opened in Aug 2021, we are working on some additional walking trail options. As a result, we have ongoing forestry work taking place on the grounds and we are looking forward to adding on more walking trail options throughout 2022!

Walk in the footsteps of a King, Queen, or Rock n Roll Superstar!

Open: Sunday
Time: 10am - Last Entry 4.30pm
Price: Complimentary for the month of February

Please check in for our Walking Trail at Food Truck who will also provide QR code for map and Entry to the walk. Dogs are welcome on a lead :) Click on the thumbnail below to view the trail map...

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it suitable for buggies?
It is accessible for buggies, please note some parts are gravel laid with two inclines/ hills to navigate. It may be more difficult to navigate and harder to push a buggy in parts. Most families visiting since we have opened have had no problems.

Is it wheelchair accessible?
It is accessible for wheelchair users, please note some parts are gravel laid and there are two inclines/ hills to navigate. These sections may be more difficult to cross.

What is the length of the trail?
The total length of the walking trail is 1.6kms. You can extend the walk by adding Lady’s Walk to your journey.

Is there a trail map available?
A trail map of the walking trail is available through a QR Code located at the Food Truck.
We also have a map and general interpretation points throughout the walking trail.

Can I bring a picnic?
We have lots of open space for picnic areas along the walking trail.

Is there toilets along the walking trail?
Currently we have no toilets along the walking trail. Toilets are located at the Food Truck so please ensure to avail of these before setting off on your walk.

Is there seating along the walking trail?
There is limited seating on the trail but two mowed circles in the grass where you are welcome to sit and take in the views.

Can I re-enter once I have purchased a ticket?
We allow re-entry to the walking trail on the same day the ticket is purchased. You must return back to the starting point, located at the ticket tent.

Walking Trail Modifications
Please note this trail is in its initial stages and your support will help us to build and enhance our Walking Trail to the next stages of the design. With that, the walking path may be modified to accommodate maintenance, extensions or any other unforeseen circumstances.