HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics

Phil and Molly's Irish Scene HOMEPAGE81a. Hill of Tara - a MUST VISIT !!!

SCENES from IRELAND

The old Church of Ireland Church by the Hill of Tara, which is being converted (in 2015) into a visitor information and interpretative centre.

 

Maguires of Tara shop serving visitors to the historic site of the Hill of Tara.

The Hill of Tara is a mjor archaeological complex in Co. Meath, that by tradition is the seat of the High King of Ireland.

 

The Rath of the Synods on the Hill of Tara, at the eastern side (right) of the hilltop is now disused St Patrick's Church

 

An aerial view of the Rath of Synods, above right is the 'Mound of the Hostages'. from 1 AD to 200 AD it was a cemetery and from 200 - 300 AD a residential enclose. Traces of elaborate wooden buildings have been found.

 

 

Hill of Tara: The earthworks of the Rath of the Synods. Around ~200 BC it consisted of ritual enclosures,

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

Aerial view of the iron age enclosure on the flat top of the Hill of Tara

There two conjoined ring systems - alternate bank and ditch.

 

The burial mound within the Rath of the Kings on the Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

The smaller ring on the crown of the Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara - where the two rings are joined

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara - looking up through the ditch to the Mound of the Hostages

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

The Mound of the Hostages near the summit of the Hill of Tara,dates from ~3000 BC (?)

Hill of Tara - spiral carving decoration in the passage of the tomb known as the Mound of the Hostages

Hill of Tara - the stone slab construction of the tomb passage

 

Hill of Tara

 

Molly heading for the 'Banquet Hall' on the Hill of Tara

 

 

Looking down the area known as the 'Banqueting Hall' on Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara: The Banqueting Hall is a long rectangular enclose.

 

Hill of Tara: According to ancient Irish texts there was a great long house built here with many doors and the banks you see are described including phrases like the 'upper end' and 'lower end'.

 

The bank and ditch of the large oval iron age hilltop enclosure on the Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

Hill of Tara

 

 

 

*

*

Phil and Molly's Irish Scenes HOMEPAGEHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's DocsPicsprevious page <-> next page

Irish holiday tour docspics photos images photographs pictures photos pics Phil Brown Hill of Tara travelling touring in Ireland, top tourist attractions, tourism information, luxury hotels, self-catering holiday cottages, B&B accommodation, historic towns & cities in Ireland archaeological sites, museums, cheap flights, get there by flying , car ferry, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Ryanair Travel, dining out in Ireland, good food guide to Ireland, top Irish restaurants, Irish coach tours, weekend breaks trips to Ireland docspics images photos of Hill of Tara in Ireland Phil Brown Tourist information on Hill of Tara, top tourist attractions near Hill of Tara Things to do near Hill of Tara, What to see near Hill of Tara, Walks near Hill of Tara, weekend breaks near Hill of Tara family holidays near Hill of Tara, Top tourist attractions near Hill of Tara, luxury hotels near Hill of Tara, self-catering holiday cottages near Hill of Tara, B&B near Hill of Tara, friendly pubs near Hill of Tara, cafes near Hill of Tara, eating out in fine restaurants near Hill of Tara, bargain holiday breaks near Hill of Tara, wining & dining weekends near Hill of Tara, touring coach tours including Hill of Tara, pretty villages near Hill of Tara, historic towns near Hill of Tara, visiting museums near Hill of Tara, local art galleries near Hill of Tara, guided walks from Hill of Tara, history of Hill of Tara, architecture of Hill of Tara trains to Hill of Tara buses to Hill of Tara coach tours to Hill of Tara historic houses near Hill of Tara historic churches near Hill of Tara historic buildings near Hill of Tara

LONDON Scenes and Notes CAMBRIDGE City England Images & Notes Selected Views of IRELAND DUBLIN Scenes and Notes SELECTED DUBLIN VIEWS Scenes from PARIS, capital city of France ITALY
Email Docs Pics CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE Pictures and Notes City of OXFORD Scenes & Notes HUNGARY BUDAPEST Gyor Pictures and Notes SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH Scenes and Notes LAKE DISTRICT PICTURES of England's Northern Lakeland YORK Scenes and Notes AUSTRIA-VIENNA Scenes and Notes BRISTOL images & notes

TOP OF PAGE