Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is about 1.6 kms to the right off the main Navan/ Dublin Road.
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.
Here at the cultural and political heart of the country every third year there was a great Feis (fair or festival) held at which the laws and the rules of the land were discussed and revised.
15 mins from Navan off the N3
'Tara, A Royal Sanctuary'
Duration: 20 minutes
Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Access all year,Guided tours from May 27th to mid September (2010 hours) from 10am-6pm (last admission 5pm)
Adult €3.00, Senior Citizen/Group Rate €2.00, Child/Student €1.00 Family €8.00
Ph: 046 902 5903 or 041 988 0300