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Hill of Tara

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Tara, Meath, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)469025903
F: +353(0)419823071

The Hill of Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, it was the most important centre of political and religious power in pre-Christian Ireland.

Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage tomb was constructed there.

The Hill of Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. Attractions include an audio visual show and guided tours of the site. Exciting new research and excavations by the Discovery programme team continue to add to our understanding of the site.

Opening Times - Open daily:
End May - mid September from 10 am - 6 pm.
Last Admission 1 hr before closing.
Length of Visit: Average length of visit 1to 2 hours.
On the first Wednesday of every month in 2013, all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue to offer Free admission to individuals wishing to visit these sites for the duration of their season!
As much of the tour is outdoors, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.
Audio Visual Presentation:
Tara, Meeting Place of Heroes. seating for 50. Duration 22 minutes. Languages: English - French - German - Italian.
Guide Books:
Leaflets / guide booklets available in English and Irish.
Disabled Access:
Restricted access for visitors with disabilities.
Public car / coach parking area, toilets close to site, visitor centre and guided tour.
Coffee shop close to site. Seating capacity of 57 Summer and 35 in Winter