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North Wexford Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 62, 68, 69 
Highest place:
Slieveboy, 420m
Maximum height for area: 420 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,
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Tara Hill Hill Torrchoill A name in Irish
also Fordrum an extra name in English
(Ir. Torrchoill [logainm.ie], 'tor-wood') Wexford County, in Binnion List, Felsic volcanics Bedrock

Height: 253m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T20535 62332 This place has been logged as visited by 50 members. Recently by: Barry28213, srr45, lw24, Djouce, Joshua3, ei7kh, Mrblueskies, basilbailey, Henreyjay, newpark-cc, chalky, jlk, eamonoc, Trailtrekker, eannanilamhna
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Longitude: -6.217719, Latitude: 52.69912 , Easting: 320535, Northing: 162332 Prominence: 198m,  Isolation: 10.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 720460 662378,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrHl, 10 char: Tara Hill
Bedrock type: Felsic volcanics, (Campile Formation)

Contrary to appearances this name has nothing to do with the word Teamhair that occurs in Tara, Co. Meath, nor even with the Eng. word 'hill'. Name Fordrum noted on Wexford Coastal Path display.   Tara Hill is the third highest hill in the North Wexford area and the 1266th highest in Ireland. Tara Hill is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the North Wexford area.

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Coastal Views though lots of wood. .. by group   (Show all for Tara Hill)
 
Tara Hill presents as a lovely rounded hill stand .. by wicklore   (Show all for Tara Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tara Hill in area North Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Two horses and a hill
 
wicklore on Tara Hill, 2009
by wicklore  17 May 2009
Although only 253 metres high, Tara Hill dominates the landscape of northeast Wexford. This is due to its height relative to the surrounding landscape. Tara Hill stands alone and presents as a lovely rounded hill, easily visible to those travelling on the N11 near Gorey. Saint Caemhan, or Kevin, is the Patron Saint of Tara Hill and the site of the old church founded by him is situated at Kilcavan at the north side of the hill under a cliff by the road. Tara Hill is over 400 million years old and was formed from molten rock. During the Ice Age the hill was buried under a huge sheet of ice which resulted in its rounded appearance. The soil on the upper parts is shallow and acidic but allows for growth of heather and furze. The hill has also been widely planted with conifers by Coillte. However the summit is clear allowing views in most directions. (but not to the west) The summit is marked by a cairn from where one can see nearby Gorey, Courtown and other villages of the North Wexford coast. It appears to be well used by walkers and horse riders, but thankfully no evidence of quads! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/998/comment/3758/
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Pleasant walk on a Saturday afternoon .. by hibby   (Show all for Tara Hill)
 
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