Hill of Tara
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Judith H
    Chandler, Arizona105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get your Druid on!
    Right before we left for our trip to Ireland, we saw a bit on TV about the Hill of Tara, so we added this to our plans. We visited in the rain, so we had an authentic Irish experience. We made our way to the stone, had a moment to reflect on the mysticism and history, and sloshed our way back to the car. This is easy to combine with Brú na Bóinne, for a day of beauty and mystery.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 10, 2023
  • jxx9595
    1,468 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing
    I've heard plenty about the Hill of Tara, but I really didn't know what to expect when I got there. Frankly, and no disrespect intended, I was disappointed. It was scenic and offered a nice view, but there wasn't much there. Maybe it's my fault because I didn't have time to see the visitor's center. Maybe it would mean more if I were Irish.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 17, 2023
  • MAP12
    New Orleans, Louisiana600 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overlooked by many, but very historic and beautiful
    We (family of 8) did this along with Newgrange & Knowth on our way from Dublin to Belfast. All three done in morning. This isn't as publicized as the others but is very historic for Ireland. Tour was free - and started about 15 min. after we got there. It leaves from the little church. Great tour. Would recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 2, 2023
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mcristinafh
Aylesbury, UK97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The visitor center was supposed to be open till midseptember but, when we visited it was already closed.
The location is impresive but its the aerial photos that makes it what it is.
We managed to park in front of the gates and it was free. not sure if we were lucky of if it was the time of the year.
You can spend quite some time in here but missing the visitor center made our visit shorter
Written September 29, 2022
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bhFiann
Waterford, Ireland70 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
I hate to say this but as a visitor experience the historic Royal site is a waste of time. On the day we visited it could be better described as a dog park as there were so many dogs running around. The site was littered with dog, and animal faeces so having spare footwear is essential. There are no information plaques at any of the mounds to inform the visitor of their significance other than the boards at the entrance from the car park. For such an important historical site it was shocking to see the condition it was in and the lack of investment in making it more visitor friendly like Newgrange and Trim Castle. Tara is one of the 5 ancient Royal sites in Ireland and someone
needs to take responsibility for
its management and presentation. Covid lock down cannot be used as an excuse for the way the site looked as it was obvious nothing had been done there for a very long time.
Written June 15, 2021
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O'Brien G
Athlone, Ireland771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Tara is one of the great Royal Sites in Ireland, it is always well worth a visit. The archaeological remains are very impressive and the freedom given to visitors is wonderful.
There were no guided tours because of Covid 19 but even without the benefit of a guide the site is hugely impressive.
A wonderful place for families to enjoy the great outdoors with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
LIght refreshments were available on site - what more could one ask for.
Written August 17, 2020
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Titch-the-Witch
Romanel, Switzerland325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We came here at the end of December when the visitor centre was closed so we lacked most of the information. After passing behind the church, we found the entrance to the Hill of Tara. Despite the cold wind and the muddy ground, we enjoyed our walk up to the top of the hill past the burial chamber. There is not much to see but there are good views (through the clouds) and you can use your imagination! Worth the visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Padraig McGuire (BusManPaddy)
Westport, Ireland50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It's a free visit and the views are amazing. There is a carpark but there is a charge for that but it is on €2 so we'll worth.
There is a video exhibition that tells the history.
Leave plenty of time and the walk to the top from the carpark is a loose stone path.
Written August 24, 2022
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Olive C
Tipperary, Ireland25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Its nicely laid out with signs and an in-depth historical background about the site. It was wonderful to see the ancient passage tomb and the etchings on the wall. The views from the seat of the High Kings are one of the best I've seen. I'm pleased I visited the site, however I wish I could say the same for the shop and restaurant. We were seated and then had to wait 20 minutes before our order was taken. When they took the order, it was another 30 minutes before our food arrived. While I waited for the food, I visited the shop and chose a few books. Once again I waited for a cashier but when nobody arrived, I left without buying the books. Its a poor representation for visiting tourists, a few of whom I noticed at a nearby table shaking their head in exasperation.
Written May 10, 2022
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Judith H
Chandler, AZ105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Right before we left for our trip to Ireland, we saw a bit on TV about the Hill of Tara, so we added this to our plans.

We visited in the rain, so we had an authentic Irish experience. We made our way to the stone, had a moment to reflect on the mysticism and history, and sloshed our way back to the car.

This is easy to combine with Brú na Bóinne, for a day of beauty and mystery.
Written April 10, 2023
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MAP12
New Orleans, LA600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We (family of 8) did this along with Newgrange & Knowth on our way from Dublin to Belfast. All three done in morning. This isn't as publicized as the others but is very historic for Ireland. Tour was free - and started about 15 min. after we got there. It leaves from the little church. Great tour. Would recommend.
Written August 2, 2023
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bobkat666
Colchester, UK340 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
nice day out and a legend to boot......you can park easily and there is no admission fee. you walk around the back of the church to find the site which is underwhelming on it own but put into context is still worth a visit
Written July 29, 2021
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,468 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I've heard plenty about the Hill of Tara, but I really didn't know what to expect when I got there. Frankly, and no disrespect intended, I was disappointed. It was scenic and offered a nice view, but there wasn't much there. Maybe it's my fault because I didn't have time to see the visitor's center. Maybe it would mean more if I were Irish.
Written May 17, 2023
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