Hill of Tara, County Meath
Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara, which is s about 1.6 kms (0.9 mi) to the right off the main Navan/ Dublin Road, has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. It is the wealth of history and legend associated with Royal Tara as the ancient spiritual and political Capital of Ireland, and its central place in Irish History, which attracts ongoing, national and international interest.
For here on this lonely hill, once stood a royal acropolis.For well over two thousand years royalty occupied Tara. This was an ideal spot to build a palace and, in time, the Five Ancient Roads of Ireland converged here, linking Crúachan - Rathcroghan in County Roscommon, Eamain Macha - NavanFort in County Armagh and Dún Ailinne. The view from the hill is one of the best features. The surrounding countryside is considered to be one of the richest pastureland in the whole of Ireland.
Attractions include an audio-visual show and guided tours of the site. The Audiovisual presentations, "Tara, A Royal Sanctuary", takes twenty minutes and is available in the following languages: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. The duration of the Guided Tour of the Hill of Tara is 35 to 40 minutes. As much of the tour is outdoors, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain. There is restricted access for visitors with disabilities. Facilities include: Public car / coach parking area, toilets close to site, visitor centre and guided tour There is also a Coffee Shop close to site.
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