The Hill of Tara is a hill and ancient ceremonial and burial site near Skryne in County Meath. According to tradition, it was the inauguration place and seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The site dates from the Neolithic-Iron Age between 3,200 and 12,000 years ago. It consists of numerous monuments and earthworks and includes a passage tomb, burial mounds, round enclosures, a standing stone and a ceremonial avenue.
The site is open from 10 AM to 6 PM, 7 days a week from mid May to mid September and there is no admission charge.
On our way out of Trim, we headed to the Hill of Tara, hoping to see it in a different light from last time, when it was grey and rainy. Let me just say that this visit was no different….well….it was different….it was even greyer and wetter.
We were there on October 1 and the hill was open, but the interpretive film was not running, which was a pity. The grass and paths were definitely squishy and we were the only ones foolish enough to go splash around. Still, in all, it was a good visit.
At the entrance gate.
The long (and wet) views.