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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
Highest place:
Mount Oriel, 251m
Maximum height for area: 251 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 176 metres,

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Tara Hill Cnoc an Temair A name in Irish
Meath County, in Local/Historical/Cultural List, Dark micrite & calcarenite, shale Bedrock

Height: 155m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 42/43 Grid Reference: N92004 59723
Place visited by 86 members. Recently by: Gus, MecView, Bunsen7, Reeks2011, pinchy, Dellab, des carroll, peterturner, CaminoPat, Jim Holmes, moggy40t, moggy40, markwallace, tmsr, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -6.611723, Latitude: 53.579513 , Easting: 292004, Northing: 259724 Prominence: 84m,  Isolation: 15.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 691933 759744,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tara, 10 char: Tara
Bedrock type: Dark micrite & calcarenite, shale, (Loughshinny Formation)

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.   Tara is the 1458th highest place in Ireland. Tara is the most westerly summit in the East Coast area.

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The House of Cormac! .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Tara)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tara in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: The Mound Of The Hostages
 
Importance Beyond Its Height
by Aidy  12 Aug 2015
Although there aren't huge impressive ruins here, Tara is worth visiting for its importance in history and legend, and I felt a strange sense of significance as an Irishman to be standing on this hill. Its one of the easiest hills to summit that I've been on, and isn't very high, although the views are surprisingly extensive, (I could see the Mourne Mountains) but its impact lies elsewhere. If you had to pick one place to signify Ireland, this would be one of the main contenders. I was particularly pleased that this happened to be my 100th mountainviews summit - not a bad one to mark the occasion! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1059/comment/18240/
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