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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: 155.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 42/43 Grid Reference: N92004 59723
Place visited by 110 members. Recently by: abcd, Grumbler, David-Guenot, finkey86, emermcloughlin, briankelly, gerlo, ilenia, KowaiBaz, TommyV, TommyMc, arderincorbett, bigmac63, Jamessheerin, scapania
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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.  

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The House of Cormac! .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Tara)
 
Importance Beyond Its Height .. by Aidy   (Show all for Tara)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tara in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: The Mound of Hostages
 
A hill for Kings
by TommyV  29 Dec 2018
A nice easy stroll to bring the family on. A cafe and facilities near the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1059/comment/20222/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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