Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara, located at the heart of the Boyne Valley, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath. The Hill of Tara contains a number of ancient monuments and according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. It is associated with many rich narratives derived from mythologies as well as sacral kingship rituals.


Hill of Tara: View from the air


In prehistory and historic times 142 Kings are said to have reigned in the name of Tara. The coronation stone also known as The Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny has rested here down the ages. And it was here that the most powerful of Irish Kings held their great inaugural feasts and were approved by Earth Mother Goddesss Maeve.

In ancient Irish religion and mythology, Tara was revered as a dwelling of the gods and an entrance place to the otherworld of eternal joy and plenty where no mortal ever grew old. In the legends of St Patrick’s mission to Ireland he is said to have first come to Tara to confront the ancient religion in its most powerful sight.

Address: Navan, Co. Meath
Website: (English) http://www.hilloftara.org/ 

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