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Tara Lecture Series 2022

Free Admission - Seats are limited so come early!
No pre booking required
8pm - Hill of Tara Visitor Centre
Lecture 1 -  Wednesday 6th July - Cancelled.
Lecture 2 - Wednesday July 13th - The residents of Knowth 3200BC to 1990 AD,  Dr Eoin Grogan, Maynooth University
Lecture 3 - Wednesday July 20th - Replicating the Crosses of Kells, Michael Ann Bevivino, UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy
Lecture 4 - Wednesday July 27th - Medieval Navan & its Environs, Clare Ryan MIAI

Hill of Tara by Copterview Ireland
046 902 5903 / 041 988 0300

Co. Meath
C15 P44W

Wed, Jul 6 2022, 8pm - Wed, Jul 27 2022, 10pm

Royal Tara Golf Club

Nestling at the base of the Hill of Tara, the club is enjoyable and conveniently located (just off the M3 Motorway).  One of the finest inland complexes with 27 championship holes set in mature parkland complete with new practice and driving range facilities.  Proud recipients of the Best Hidden Gem Award by the Golfers Guide to Ireland in December 2015.


+353 (0) 46 9025508

C15 CFP3


Maguires Cafe Hill of Tara

If a walk on the famous hill has worked up an appetite, Maguires Cafe can help restore you. Feel at home in the warm, cosy atmosphere and allow our friendly staff to cater to your needs. The beautiful traditional Irish homemade food and selection of local craft beers will leave you talking for years to come.

We have built and installed a traditional Wood Fired Pizza Oven. Pizzas are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2 - 6.30pm.


Hill of Tara, Co. Meath


Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is the jewel in the crown of the Boyne Valley landscape. A site that has been in use for more than 5000 years as a place of burial and assembly, it grew to fame as the legendary inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. From its rolling slopes one can see all the way to the other great sites of the Boyne Valley, including Loughcrew Cairns, the Hill of Slane, Trim Castle and beyond. In later centuries it remained the focus of Gaelic identity and remains to this day the beating heart of Ireland. 


May to September (Hill of Tara Visitor Centre) +353 46 902 5903. Out of Season contact: (Brú na Bóinne) +353 41 988 0300

Hill of Tara,



Co. Meath

C15 P44W

View location on Google Maps 

From Navan:

Get on the R147 heading towards Dublin. Continue on this road (through three roundabouts) for about 8Km. Take a right at the sign for the Hill of Tara. Continue up the hill until you reach your destination on the left.

From Trim:

Take the R154 headed towards Dublin/Clonee. After 5km turn left for Kilmessan on L2205. In Kilmessan take a sharp right onto Skein Abbey. Continue to the end of this road and take a left, arriving at the Hill of Tara.

Via M1 Motorway or Drogheda:

Take the M1 (this road is tolled) coming from Belfast. At junction 10, take the N51 exit to Drogheda (North)/Navan/Collon. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N51 for Slane. In Slane take a left onto the N2 towards Dublin. Take a right onto the R153 for Navan/Kentstown. Take a left for the road towards Trim. Continue on this road until you reach the R147. Take a left onto the R147 and continue through the two roundabouts. Take a right at the sign for the Hill of Tara. Continue up the hill until you reach your destination on the left.

From Dublin:

Take the M3 (this road is tolled) headed for Cavan. At junction 7, take the R147 exit to Skryne/Johnstown. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R147. Take a right at the sign for the Hill of Tara. Continue up the hill until you reach your destination on the left.


Hill of Tara accessible all year round


Visitor Centre

11 May – 14 September 2023

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Last admission 17:00

Please see the Heritage Ireland website for visitor centre opening hours.


Admission to visitor centre with guided tour (Please note, no credit card facilities on site):

Adult: €5.00

Senior/Group: €4.00

Child/Student: €3.00

Family: €13.00


Admission to the site: Free of Charge