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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 must say that I was a bit underwhelmed. A few hills with a big grass field that would be a nice golf course. An interesting graveyard. There were a lot of bike riders coming through and stopping for...  more »
  • While I don't regret going to the Hill of Tara, as other reviews said, there really isn't much here and if you don't have a guide or book telling you what you are seeing it doesn't seem like much othe...  more »
  • The hills of Tara, as soon as you arrive, you will look great. An undulating lawn, a Gothic church, a shady cemetery and a statue of Saint Patrick. But beyond the first impression, crossed the threshold of the archaeological enclosure around the sense of history and its weight will be felt bully! Passage tombs of the Neolithic, the High King of Ireland points of Coronation, the assemblies of the Celtic Clans, struggles, banquets and weddings will appear in mind on these green hills and out of these few rocks, you really feel in the heart of this extraordinary Country, where St. Patrick's day began the Christianization of the country. More than a don't lie a symbol!
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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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