Hill of Tara (Temair), County Meath

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 Navan, and find out what else Navan has to offer, use our Navan driving holiday site .
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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • Went a few months ago. For a national heritage site I was a bit disappointed as the explanatory signage and maps were at the gate but there was nothing around the mounds themselves. This meant that apart from the main mound it was hard to remember what was what and any relevant information. Thus I felt the significance of each was lost a bit. Even a leaflet and map to bring in would have made the experience better. The experience wasn't helped by the fact that the water was gone while we were there so we couldn't use the toilet facilities.
  • Definitely need to know the history of this area before visiting. The hill consists of a couple of mounds, some earthen rings and a couple of stone monument. I am sure each had it's historical significance. To my knowledge, there were no guided tours at our time of visit so we wandered around by ourselves. The view of the country side was great.
  • Came here with a group and didn't know what to expect other than this was something to do with a hill and some ancient site. Made our way to the visitors centre and headed into the film. Was a gorgeous old church (still used for St Patrick's Day) and watched a good intro to the history and importance of the place (warning when the lights go out watch out you don't nod off!). We then joined a guided tour of the place and I have to say it was absolutely worth it. I think you'd miss out so much if you didn't take advantage of this option as there isn't that much information out there and there is so much to take in.
  • Tara is first and foremost a place oozing spirituality. The mystery is in its name, depending on the interpretation I like the one that states it means "vista" and that sums it up. The view is panoramic and the ancient structures show it goes back way in time as a place of special significance. It is well laid out plenty to see, from fairy wishing trees, mysterious embankments, raths, mounds, wells, and the inspirational destiny stone. Beautiful walks by day or night a night visit on full moon is special and the canopy of stars will take your bteat away.
  • Beautiful place, amazing views, awesome history! If you like archaeological wonders, it's worth checking out. No, it's not a mind-blowing experience. It's a quaint little piece of interesting Irish History. The chapel is beautiful and the hiltop rings are a piece of Celtic history you should see!

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