N9159 : Mound of the Hostages

taken 6 years ago, near to Tara, Co Meath, Ireland

Mound of the Hostages
Mound of the Hostages
Hill of Tara :: N9259

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.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

National Monuments of Ireland

A National Monument in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site, the preservation of which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.
A list of the monuments can be found at LinkExternal link

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N9159, 26 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 919 597 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7691N 6:36.7142W
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Irish: geotagged! N 919 597
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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