Hill of Tara (Temair), County Meath

Mythical dwelling place of the gods, entrance to the underworld, and crowning place of the High Kings of Ireland Hill of Tara (Temair) serves as a significant cultural and historical landmark that houses an extensive archeological complex. Come to the hill to experience the fey atmosphere and to explore the exposed archeological findings. Start at the visitor center where you can watch an introductory film about the site. Inspect Neolithic burial mounds, passage tombs, and a Neolithic temple. Examine the famous stone of destiny, where the kings of old were crowned. The site can be muddy and requires some scrambling, so bring sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes. To visit Hill of Tara (Temair) on your holiday in Dunshaughlin, and find out what else Dunshaughlin has to offer, use our Dunshaughlin driving holiday site .
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  • Make sure you wear your boots, it was very muddy. Right before entering the field, there are small cemeteries, take note of the tombstones they are very old and quite beautiful. Worth the stop. The vi...  more »
  • Mounds which form circles. It is advisable to go. Near Dublin and there is no large number of people (we went past noon). Free entrance. Do not miss the stone of destiny! It is said that she screamed when a real King played the stone.
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  • Absolute must-see If you ever get to go to Ireland. Hill of Tara is absolutely the high spot of history in Ireland. If you're in the need for history this is a great spot to come to. Hill of Tara take...  more »
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  • Disappointed. No guide available, yet without one the site was just a muddy field with little information, no ‘map’ and just some hills and ridges. This could have been improved greatly with the addition of guided tours. Boards showed there to be some kind of entrance available. No idea where. It was not signed, just randomly mentioned on the info boards. Whilst the balsamic mushroom brioche and mocha were both wonderful in the tea room, the service was debatable. Being on my own and only requesting a drink to start appeared to be frowned upon. My table did not show the specials so I was unaware of the only two, off menus, vegetarian options, until I spotted the leaflet on another table. Paying was a challenge, being vaguely and offhandedly directed round the corner, I was walked into twice, ignored and had three customers served before me. The gift shop was displaying items in a glass case in the WC hallway, but when I enquiries after one particular item the sales person shrugged her shoulders and showed me something utterly different. The most unfriendly place I have visited during my visit by a long way. With one customer/local referring to me as ‘she’!
  • Wear boots! The trek can be quite muddy. The site was very interesting overall, and the hills were beautiful. We caught a semi nice day so we were quite lucky! I suggest bringing layers as it can get windy and cold once you're out in the open. Definitely read up on the history and importance of the site to further appreciate your visit.
  • I don't know why I love it here but I do. When your standing on one of the mounds in the area it feels as though you can see the four corners of Ireland. The area oozes history and the fact that you can walk around it unhindered amazes me. It's a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon with the family with places for hide and seek and hills to run and roll down. The area is very open however so it can be cold and windy. Wrap up well.
  • It's an unadulterated historic site with a rich history. There is no cost to visit, which is nice. There are some informative displays about the history. Feel free to walk the grounds taking plenty of pictures, or find a quiet spot to meditate and reflect. I recommend arriving early, parking fills up quickly with people jogging or walking the hills.
  • Beautiful place, depending on the time of year you visit the energy changes! While your there its well worth the visit to check out the wooded area to the right of this very sacred site.
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