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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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  • Even if you don't care about the amazing history of this place, just walking around gives you gorgeous views. There's a beautiful sense of peace here. And alot of dog poo, so be careful where you step...  more »
  • We had some difficulty finding the Hill of Tara as we travelled some "back roads" to get there, but any troubles were worth it. It is a beautiful, large green area but as we were there before the Visi...  more »
  • My wife and I visited Hill of Tara on our way from Dublin to Belfast. It was one of the best things we did on our whole trip. Loved this place! There isn't much remaining, but to think we stood where ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Read up on Tara before you go or you won't be as impressed! Ancient Ireland has some incredible history. Or if you prefer pop culture, this is what the O'Hara plantation gets its name from in Gone With The Wind.
  • This is an important place to see if you are at all interested in ancient Ireland history, druid or pagan studies or anthropology. It's a sacred place for many. Some locals visit Tara frequently, and especially during solstices. There is a cafe and gift shop onsite. Take photos and breathe in some fresh air, see the sacred ground and views across the vista and feel the earth beneath your feet. Its a special place everyone should visit at least once. 💖