Hill of Tara, Ireland Photos

The Hill of Tara marks several eras of Irish history. It is the site of an Ancient passage tomb and structures dating from Neolithic to Iron Age. It then became a site of power for the Celts and consequently where St. Patrick went to Christianize the Celts. In modern times it became a symbolic gathering place for the Irish forming their nation. It is run by OPW.

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Statue of St. Patrick at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Church at Hill of Tara now used as visitor reception center. Ireland.Hill of Tara church interior. Ireland.Carved Christian sarcophagus in church at Hill of Tara. Ireland.
Statue of St. Patrick at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Church at Hill of Tara (1822) now used as visitor reception center. Ireland.Hill of Tara church interior. Ireland.Carved Christian sarcophagus in church at Hill of Tara. Ireland.
Stained glass window in church at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Ancient passage tomb mound atop Hill of Tara dating from Neolithic to Iron Age. Ireland."Mound of the Hostages" passage tomb atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.Section of ancient circular trench atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.
Stained glass window in church at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Ancient passage tomb mound atop Hill of Tara dating from Neolithic to Iron Age. Ireland."Mound of the Hostages" passage tomb atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.Section of ancient circular trench atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.
View from Hill of Tara with ancient trenches in foreground. Ireland.Ancient engraved stone at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Stone of Destiny atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.Christian monument slab with Celtic decoration & language at Hill of Tara. Ireland.
View from Hill of Tara with ancient trenches in foreground. Ireland.Ancient engraved stone at Hill of Tara. Ireland.Stone of Destiny atop Hill of Tara. Ireland.Christian monument slab (1798) with Celtic decoration & language at Hill of Tara. Ireland.

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