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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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  • I don't really know how to appreciate history all that much, there's a lot of hills, one big hill and a church with a small cemetery.  more »
  • The hill of Tara is a nice walk with lovely views however there was a lack of explanation on the site itself at the entrance there are some boards but at the site itself it is hard to differentiate th...  more »
  • Who is resident in Dublin and is interested in history should visit the hills of Tara. Of course who has seen "Gone with the wind" and the "hills..." by Scarlett Ó'Hara knows, will delight at the green hills. The gang tombs of Newgrange in the Boyne Valley, however, are much more spectacular. On the drive there, you can insert a stopover well on Tara.
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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!!