Saints and Stones: Tara (Teamhair na Rí)
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The Hill of Tara (Teamhair na Rí), located near the River Boyne, is a long, low limestone ridge in County Meath containing a number of ancient monuments. Many believe Tara was the coronation site of pre-Christian Irish kings.

While there are no buildings on Tara, there are large Iron Age earthworks scattered throughout the site. Two ringforts also exist here: Cormac's House and the Royal Seat. In the center of the Royal Seat is the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny, a large pillarstone that was used during coronations. Also on Tara is the Mound of the Hostages, a small Neolithic passage tomb dating to ca.2,500 B.C.

About Tara

Megalithic Portal: Hill of Tara
Irish Antiquities: Tara
Megalithic Ireland: Hill of Tara
Mythical Ireland: Tara-Temair
Knowth.com: Teamhair - Hill of Tara
Stone Pages: Tara
Wikipedia: Hill of Tara

Journey to Tara

The Hill of Tara is located north of Dublin off the N3 between the villages of Dunshaughlin and Garlowcross in County Meath, Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (N9259)

Visitors Information

Visitors information on the Hill of Tara may be found at the Heritage Ireland website. General tourist information for the area may be found on the Welcome to Meath Tourism website.

Additional Photos of Tara

Sign at Entrance to the Hill of Tara Site
Path Leading to Entrance to the Hill of Tara Site
Statue of St. Patrick Near Entrance to the Hill of Tara Site
Earthworks, Hill of Tara
Earthworks, Hill of Tara
Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara
Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara
Stone of Destiny, Hill of Tara
Standing Stone near Entrance to the Hill of Tara Site


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