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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Called her first thing in the morning so had a crowd free area to wander through and clear views of the surrounding counties which were stunning. This is not a visitor attraction with a big visible wo...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Here the High Kings of Ireland were crowned, and it was also her seat. Further, there was still a seat at Cashel. Tara can always visit and is free of charge. A great view over the vally of bone.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Definitely a must see in Meath however don’t expect too much. The ability to see several counties on a clear day when standing on top of the hill is a sight to see. Other than the mounds themselves th...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    I think you need a guide to appreciate this place. However, you can get one just in the summer. Without a guide it is useless get here, it only looks like a group of little hills. There's clearly no comparison with seeing this places from Google maps (satellite on).
  • April 21, 2017
    I know it is a romantic notion, but this was the seat of the High King of Ireland and a place of great political and spiritual significance. The ring mounds are quite remarkable, but almost impossible to photograph nicely - you need a drone or helicopter (sadly I had neither!). But the setting is beautiful and you can see far in to the distance on a good day. This is a place you want some time to really walk the whole area. The essence of Tara is not specific mound, but the overall expanse of the place. No charge to get in.
  • April 25, 2017
    I'm a bit biased as I live a few minutes drive away, but great place to go for a walk. Amazing views of the Irish countryside and you get to see an ancient burial chamber. There's also a lovely coffee shop close by. Perfect for some light refreshment after all the fresh air.
  • June 13, 2017
    Been there several times. Lovely place. The first time I was there, Mr. Maguire picked me up a few miles away as I was hitch hiking to Tara, and brought me the last few miles. What a nice man, and we had a lovely chat. The place is, of course, only grass hills now, with no ruins to see, but the aura of the place is palpable, especially if you study a bit on the history of ancient Ireland before arriving.
  • April 21, 2017
    Beautiful park. It has a spectacular open space where you can see Ireland's country side. However there aren't many historical descriptions of the place present. Therefor seeing why it's such an important historical place is hard.

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