In 1868, the parish of Slanes contained the following places:

"SLANES, a parish in the barony of Ardes, county Down, province of Ulster, Ireland, 4 miles N.E. of Portaferry, its post town. It is situated on the E. coast, and is a coastguard station. Slane Point and South Rock, with its lighthouse, are prominent points. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Down, value with Ballyphilip £390, in the patronage of the bishop. A large abbey is said to have once stood here."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018