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stephen.shannon

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Slopes in Meath
« on: September 09, 2013, 14:50:08 PM »
Hi All,

I've been looking for local slopes to Navan Co. Meath and wanted to see if anyone has flown on the following areas?

- Hill of Tara?
- Slane, overlooking the Boyne?
- Loughcrew?
- Kells, near the tower overlooking the old road?
- Clougherhead, north of drogheda?
- Collon, North of Slane?

There's lillte or no iinfo on these places so just wanted to gather more details if anyone has input that would be great thanks.

Stephen
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 23:52:15 PM »
hi stephen did you have any luck finding a slope site in meath?
thanks alan

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 23:30:50 PM »
How yab, only seeing this post now apologies for the late reply. In short no I've not found anything worth talking about but Richard has found a slope just north of Dundalk which looks very promising and it's only 40 mins from Navan. Where are you based?
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Re: Slopes in Meath
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 01:07:20 AM »
Hi all. New to the forum. I'm near slane co.meath. i found a reasonable place:Dropped pin
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Y4A7ZQ2iunGn9EXHA
Its a few km west of slane. It would only be good for northerly winds though. There is a higher spot just to the south of the road there and it has a fairy fort surrounded by furze. Its private land which is a pity because its southern slope is nice. The lad i run with knows the owner and said "ah you'd be grand!" so there may need to be a follow up.....<img src=" class="SM_EmojiOne" />.

The hill of slane is ok too for easterlies and southerlies. Parking is there and public access. I tried sloping my foamie glider when i was starting out and it did ok in the easterly wind! Someone with bigger and better gliders should have no problem.

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Re: Slopes in Meath
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 23:28:56 PM »
Just a short, poorly made video of my session.

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Re: Slopes in Meath
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 12:05:16 PM »
Hi Ollie,

Welcome to the forum :)

That looks like a very nice place to fly!
Seems to be about an hour from me, I would not mind giving it a shot on a good day :)
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Re: Slopes in Meath
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 08:00:20 AM »
Nice one!