The Hill of Tara (Temair) Tours

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The Hill of Tara (Temair)
Despite being one of Ireland’s most important historical sites, it’s Tara’s otherworldly views and fascinating archaeological finds that make it such a popular day trip from Dublin. The Hill of Tara, known as Temair in Gaelic, is located in County Meath and was once the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland – a series of grassy landscaped mounds presiding over the surrounding land.

Ancient Irish mythology tells that 142 kings reigned from this mount in prehistoric times and Temair was renowned as the ‘sacred place of dwelling for the gods’. Legend dictates that Saint Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland, also visited the Hill, and a statue of him still reigns proud at the top.

To make the most of a visit to Temair, head first to the Hill’s visitor center, set inside a disused church, where an audio-visual presentation will fill you in on the area’s majestic heritage. Exploring the landscape, you’ll uncover a host of interesting ancient relics including a number of passage tombs and ceremonial enclosures, Neolithic burial mounds and a sizable temple constructed from over 300 wooden posts. Make sure you don’t miss the ‘Stone of Destiny’, an ancient coronation stone that remains one of Tara’s most famous monuments.

Entry to the site is free but the rough terrain means you’ll need to scramble over ditches and up slippery grass mounds, so don’t forget your hiking boots! Best of all are the views and Tara’s summit offers an expansive panorama of the landscaped surroundings – clamber up the hill at sunrise or sunset for the most dramatic view.
Address: Dublin, Ireland
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Newgrange and Hill of Tara Day Trip from Dublin

Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin! In the company of an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the Hill of Tara and the Neolithic tombs of Newgrange (UNESCO site). Afterwards, stop in the town of Howth, a beautiful Dublin Bay fishing village, for a taste of Irish culture that dates back to the Viking Era.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Small-Group Day Trip to the Boyne Valley from Dublin: Newgrange and Hill of Tara

Delve deep into ancient Irish history during this 9-hour tour to Newgrange monument (or Knowth monument dependent on availability) and the Hill of Tara from Dublin. With your small group, limited to 14 people or fewer, visit Norman Castles, sacred burial mounds, royal coronation sites from the Iron age and Megalithic temples. Learn about the ancient history infused in some of the Boyne Valley's landmarks such as the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Newgrange. Hear tales of the heroes, goddesses and gods of Irish mythology and learn about the world of Celtic spirituality, including Christianity, Druidism and Paganism. Pickup and drop-off in central Dublin.
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Ireland's Ancient East Day Trip from Dublin, Including Boyne Valley

Travel through mystical Celtic Ireland on this full-day bus tour from Dublin! With an expert guide, journey back in time to Boyne Valley, home of the ancient Loughcrew Celtic Tombs, the Hill Of Uishneacht, and the Hill of Tara—a hotbed of archaeological treasures. Along the way, view primeval sites across Meath and Louth counties, and stop to admire the elaborate Celtic High Cross of Muiredach.
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OUR SMALL GROUPS TOURS ARE CONDUCTED BY ONLY THE BEST HAND PICKED PROFESSIONAL DRIVER GUIDES AND ARE CONDUCTED IN LUXURY AIR CONDITIONED VEHICLES. OUR MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE IS 16 PASSENGERS SO NOBODY WILL FEEL LEFT OUT. OUR DRIVERS WILL TAKE YOU ON THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED TO MEET THE REAL CHARACTERS AND TO FEEL THE CHARACTER OF THIS GREAT ISLAND OF IRELAND.
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