Hill of Tara

Ashbourne , County Meath , Ireland

About Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara (Cnoc na Teamhrach) was the royal seat of the High Kings of Ireland for thousands of years, becoming the site of over a hundred coronations. It is also home to a Stone Age passage grave.

In fact, with a history stretching back as far as 4000BC, the Hill of Tara holds an important place in the nation’s history. This was echoed in 1843, when Daniel "the Liberator" O'Connell held what is known as the "monster meeting" there in favour of dissolving the Irish British union.

Today there are guided tours of the Hill of Tara and people often come to enjoy its beautiful views. You can view a useful map of the site here.

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