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 Tours

Boyne Valley Tours Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433  More ...