There will be no access to the Church or the Audio Visual Show on 11 and 12 May inclusive, due to circumstances beyond our control.
Please note that this site will be closed on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May 2023.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara has been important since the late Stone Age, when a passage tomb was built there. However, the site became truly significant in the Iron Age (600 BC to 400 AD) and into the Early Christian Period when it rose to supreme prominence – as the seat of the high kings of Ireland. All old Irish roads lead to this critical site.
St Patrick himself went there in the fifth century. As Christianity achieved dominance over the following centuries, Tara’s importance became symbolic. Its halls and palaces have now disappeared and only earthworks remain.
There are still remarkable sights to be seen, however. Just one example is the Lia Fáil – the great coronation stone and one of the four legendary treasures of the Tuatha Dé Danann – which stands proudly on the monument known as An Forradh.
Guided tours of the site will help you understand the regal history of this exceptional place and imagine its former splendour.
Hill of Tara accessible all year round
Daily 10:00 – 17:00
11 May – 14 September 2023
Daily 10:00 – 18:00
Last admission 17:00
Visitors can avail of a free Audio Visual Show in the Visitor Centre (Church). The Audio Visual Show is available in English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese It lasts 25 minutes approx.
Free guided tours are scheduled every day. Ask at reception for the next available one.
As much of the tour is outdoors, visitors are advised to wear weather protective clothing and shoes suitable for walking over uneven terrain.
Restricted access for visitors with disabilities.
Dogs should be kept on leads at all times.
046 902 5903 / 041 988 0300
- Audio Visual Show
- Gift Shop
- Guided tours
- Dogs on lead
- Limited Access
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