Hill of Tara - Ireland's Ancient East

Hill of Tara Aerial view
Hill of Tara Aerial views

Hill of Tara - Iron Age Royal Enclosure
The Hill of Tara summit is enclosed by a Iron Age Royal Enclosure known as the Fort of the Kings.

Rath Gráinne - Hill of Tara
Rath Gráinne - Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara in the Boyne Valley is ceremonial site associated with kingship rituals. From the time of the first Celtic influence until the Norman invasion in the 12th Century, the Hill of Tara was Ireland's political and spiritual capital. The King of Tara represented a very old ideal of sacred kingship in Ireland, imbued with mythical aura. Many Kings of Tara were also High Kings of Ireland.

An Irish Army Air Corps aerial view of the Hill of Tara, photographed in 1924.

Boyne Valley Private Day Tour

Boyne Valley Tours
Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Boyne Valley with our full-day private tours. Visit Newgrange World Heritage site, explore the Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick famously lit the Paschal fire. Discover the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of power for the High Kings of Ireland. Book Now