Hill of Tara 1924

Tara 1924
An Irish Army Air Corps view of Tara, Co. Meath, from 1924.

The Hill of Tara, an aerial view from 2004
The Hill of Tara, an aerial view from 2004

The Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara, located in County Meath, Ireland, is one of the country's most significant historical and cultural sites. This ancient hill has been an important site of political and spiritual significance for thousands of years, dating back to the Stone Age period.

The megalithic passage tomb called the Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) is the oldest monument on the Hill of Tara dating back to between 2500 BC and 3000 BC. The passage, 4m in length and 1m wide, was subdivided by sill stones into three compartments each containing cremated remains.

Boyne Valley Private Day Tour

Boyne Valley Tours
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