The Hill of Tara

Aerial view of the Hill of Tara at sunset

Sunrise over the Hill of Tara • Meath

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Key Features of the Hill of Tara

A map of the Hill of Tara showing all the key features on the site

Map of the Hill of Tara • Meath

St. Patrick’s Church

Bloc and bligne standing stones at st patricks church on the hill of tara

St Patrick’s Church, the Hill of Tara • Meath

The Banqueting Hall

Aerial view of the banqueting hall on the Hill of Tara

The Banqueting Hall • Meath

Aerial view of the banqueting hall on the Hill of Tara

The Banqueting Hall • Meath

Ráith na Rí

Aerial view of the large enclosure known as Ráith na Rí on the Hill of Tara

Ráith na Rí • Meath

The Rath of the Synods

Aerial view of the uneven earthworks known as the Rath of the Synods on the Hill of Tara

The Rath of the Synods • Meath

Aerial view of the uneven earthworks known as the Rath of the Synods on the Hill of Tara

The Rath of the Synods • Meath

The Mound of the Hostages

The monument known as the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara. A low earthen mound with a stone framed entrance

The Mound of the Hostages • Meath

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The Lia Fáil

The Lia Fail. A phallic standing stone on the summit of the forradh on the Hill of Tara

The Lia Fáil • Meath

The Lia Fail. A phallic standing stone on the summit of the forradh on the Hill of Tara

The Lia Fáil • Meath

The Forradh

Aerial view of the Forradh a bivallated earthwork enclosure surrounding a steep mound on the Hill of Tara

The Forradh • Meath

Tech Chormaic (Cormac’s House)

Aerial view of the conjoined enclosures of Tech Cormaic also known as Cormac's House, and the Forradh on the Hill of Tara

Tech Chormaic • Meath

Aerial view of the conjoined enclosures of Tech Cormaic also known as Cormac's House, and the Forradh on the Hill of Tara

Tech Chormaic • Meath

Clóenfherta | The Sloping Trenches

Aerial view of the gorse and tree covered Cloenferta or Sloping Trenches on the Hill of Tara

Clóenfherta • Meath

Ráith Gráinne

Aerial view of a circular earthwork known as Ráith Gráinne on the Hill of Tara

Ráith Gráinne • Meath

Aerial view of a circular earthwork known as Ráith Gráinne on the Hill of Tara

Ráith Gráinne • Meath

Upper left: the monumental landscape of the Hill of Tara  • Lower left: one of the ‘Wishing Trees’, a rag tree, at Tara • Right: statue of St Patrick on the Hill of Tara at sunset

Top: the monumental landscape of the Hill of Tara  • Middle: statue of St Patrick on the Hill of Tara at sunset • Bottom: one of the ‘Wishing Trees’, a rag tree, at Tara

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