Slane (County Meath)
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Slane which illustrates Town of slaine mac Dela. The river boyne is situated near the town on the road from Dublin to Monaghan called the N2 and the Drogheda to Navan road known as the N51. According to the 2006 census the population of the town totalled 1099 people which is an increase of 823 people in 2002. In the general region its 1587 people an increase of 1336 in 2002.
The history of the area dates back to the 14th century.
A family known as the flemings founded the town back in the 17th century. Later on they abandoned the estate in the town where they fled to the USA.
The cunninghams designed the middle of the town which includes four Georgian Houses which look identical. Any time when you pass the village of slane these buildings will come first to your attention. The houses are situated in the shape of an Octogan, as you go down to main street there are grey limestone buildings with slate roofs which consists of rich material on the archways.
The Meath County Council recently preserved these structures for tourists attractions which consists of the mill and the historic buildings in the town.
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