N9159 : Cross, Hill of Tara

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Tara, Co Meath, Ireland

Cross, Hill of Tara
Cross, Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara, located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex. It contains a number of ancient monuments and, according to tradition, was the seat of the High King of Ireland.
At the summit of the hill, is an oval Iron Age hilltop enclosure, measuring 318 metres by 264 metres, enclosed by an internal ditch and external bank, known as Ráith na Ríogh (the Fort of the Kings, also known as the Royal Enclosure). The most prominent earthworks within are the two linked enclosures, a double-ditched ring fort and a ring barrow known as Teach Chormaic (Cormac's House) and the Forradh or Royal Seat. In the middle of the Forradh is a standing stone, which is believed to be the Lia Fáil (Stone of Destiny) at which the High Kings were crowned. To the north of the ring-forts is a small Neolithic passage tomb known as Dumha na nGiall (the Mound of the Hostages), which was constructed around 3,400BC.
The site is a National Monument of Ireland.
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N9159, 26 images   (more nearby search)
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Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 October, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Irish: geotagged! N 919 597 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7857N 6:36.7499W
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Irish: geotagged! N 919 597
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