The Hill of Tara

Aerial view of the Hill of Tara at sunset

Sunrise over the Hill of Tara • Meath

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The Hill of Tara Map

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

Map of the Hill of Tara • Meath

Key Features of the Hill of Tara

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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