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TaraHillCnoc an Temair A name in Irish MeathCounty, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Dark micrite & calcarenite, shale Bedrock
Height:155mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 42/43Grid Reference: N92004 59723 Place visited by 84 members. Recently by: Bunsen7, Reeks2011, pinchy, Dellab, des carroll, peterturner, CaminoPat, Jim Holmes, moggy40t, moggy40, markwallace, tmsr, markmjcampion, eoindunlea, ahendroff I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Tara is a royal place, in pre-history and in historic times 142 kings are said to have reigned in the name of Tara. The Coronation stone called the Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny has rested here down the ages. It was here that the most powerful of Irish kings held their great inaugural feasts. Tara is a sacred place in ancient Irish religion and mythology Tara was revered as a dwelling of the gods and an entrance place to the otherworld of eternal joy and plenty where no mortal ever grew old. Tara is a Celtic place and is one of the largest complexes of Celtic monuments in all of Europe. The first settlers came here 6,000 years ago, they and the Celts who followed choose Tara as a very special place. It has many important features, including the banqueting hall, the rath of the synods, the Kings Seat, Cormac's House and the highest and possibly most important of them all, the Mound of the Hostages.