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The oldest visible monument at the Hill of Tara 
is The Mound of the Hostages. It dates from around 2500 B.C. making it as old as Newgrange and older than the Pyramids. 
A number of Ireland’s finest archeological treasures have been recovered near the site 
including the beautiful Tara brooch. Many legendary figures of Ireland’s heritage are synonymous with Tara, including Finn Mac
Cumhail, leader of the Fianna and Saint Patrick who is said to have come to Tara in 433
A.D. to challenge the Druids. Today, thousands continue to make the journey to 
Ireland’s Ancient Capital.

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK:

The oldest visible monument at the Hill of Tara 
is The Mound of the Hostages. It dates from around 2500 B.C. making it as old as Newgrange and older than the Pyramids. 
A number of Ireland’s finest archeological treasures have been recovered near the site 
including the beautiful Tara brooch. Many legendary figures of Ireland’s heritage are synonymous with Tara, including Finn Mac
Cumhail, leader of the Fianna and Saint Patrick who is said to have come to Tara in 433
A.D. to challenge the Druids. Today, thousands continue to make the journey to 
Ireland’s Ancient Capital.

THE HILL OF TARA – AUDIO GUIDE:

Ingenious Ireland – guided tours for curious people. Walk in the footsteps of high kings and heroes with this audio-guided tour of Tara, visit all the monuments, and learn about the rituals and legends. Developed with history and archaeology experts. Souvenir boxed version available to buy at Tara, or download the audio to your MP3 player here – www.ingeniousireland.ie.

WISHING TREE:

A Wishing Tree (aka May Bushes or Fairy Trees) grows along the ancient boundary wall that surrounds Tara. Wishing Trees usually flower in May, time of the Bealtaine festival of rebirth (known as May Day). Local people still tie ribbons or strips of colourful cloth to the wishing tree as a symbol of their prayers or wishes. If you visit in May or June, you’ll find wishing trees covered in colourful fabric and rippling in the breeze.

PICNICS:

The Hill of Tara contains numerous ancient monuments and fantastic views. So relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at one of the famous historical places in Ireland.

NEWGRANGE FARM & COFFEE SHOP:

The Hill of Tara contains numerous ancient monuments and fantastic views. So relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery at one of the famous historical places in Ireland.