Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is a low-lying ridge located between Navan and Dunshaughlin in Co. Meath. It is said that a quarter of the landscape of Ireland can be seen from the hill. Tara gets its name from Teamhair na RÃ meaning â€˜sanctuary of the Kings.' It is important as the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Although few of its monuments survived the test of time, it is an evocative place, much celebrated in Irish myth and legend.
Hill of Tara; the sovereignty of Ireland
Tara is probably Ireland's most important ancient site. It has been shrouded in myth and legend from the time of Tuatha DÃ© Danann right up to modern Irish history. The passage grave known as the Mound of Hostages dates back to roughly the same time as BrÃº na BÃ³inne. Tara is most synonymous as the residence of the High King of Ireland. The legend of Conn of the Hundred Battles illustrates the importance of Tara and tells us how the Kingship of Ireland was granted by the otherworld.