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Hill of Tara (Temair), County Meath

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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. Put Hill of Tara (Temair) and other Dunshaughlin attractions into our Dunshaughlin trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You can see this place as just a big hill with grassy mounds all over it, or be thrilled as I was by the views and the history of those mounds and what lies beneath them. Also here are the Stone of De...  more »
  • Fascinating ceremonial site dating from the Neolithic. Spiritual and political capital of Ireland where the Celtic High Kings were crowned.  more »
  • A very special place for Irish culture. A site of pilgrimage. Thanks to a good guide we discover all the mythology that refers to this magical place
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  • There's a strange presence when you visit this place. You can't help but stand in awe and wonder at how nations rise and fall. With this mystical, eerie place so important to Pagan Irish history you can't not visit. It's free entry! Really helpful info boards Good gift/book shop & cafe Check opening hours of visitor centre before going. It's not always open but you can still visit the site without the centre. Excellent place to visit. Oh and check out the wee old second hand book shop just down from the cafe... a book lovers paradise!!
  • One of my favorites, and it's free. Perfect to bring kids to, I saw people walking there dogs on the huge walking path that takes you around the entire hill. Kids playing ball in the open field perfect for picnic late evening or lunch. There's a little used bookstore, cafe gift shop and art shop inspired by the hill and it's legends, it also has rocks jewelry and books for sale. Don't miss this, its a magical place !
  • Great food great service, love the hustle & bustle of the place great atmosphere, great coffee! Fairly priced family friendly. Great scenery well worth the trip!
  • Historic spot to visit. Lovely grounds for walking, relaxing, picnicking, open space for kids and their kites, fantastic scenery, from a high point you will see the earth in an arched shape. It's was worth the visit and already looking forward to a next visit. 😊
  • Words fail me to describe it, but standing there with both hands on the monolith looking out over the countryside a rush came through me like a spiritual communion with the ancient past. Definitely a Wow moment. The Hill of Tara is a must stop for anyone with even a drop of Irrish blood. Don't forget to leave a gift on the Fairey Tree!!