The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex in County Meath, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland. Many Irish High Kings were simultaneously Kings of Tara. The title King of Tara represented a very old ideal of sacred kingship in Ireland, imbued with mythical aura stretching deep into the long-forgotten past.
Tours of the mystical Hill of Tara include an audio-visual show. The highlights of the visit may include walking up the ceremonial entrance and touching Tara’s ancient and magical Lia Fail, the Stone of Destiny, the legendary treasure from the Fairy Kingdom. As much of the tour is outdoors visitors are advised to wear protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.
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