In popular mind and ancient legend, for centuries the Hill of Tara, 10 km north east of Trim, was looked to as the political and spiritual capital of the country. It is only a short distance from Navan, and is best known as the 'Seat of the High Kings of Ireland'. It has been an important site since the stone age, when a passage tomb was constructed there. Its also, a place where, popular beliefs associates with Celtic myth and legend. The unusual monuments lead the imagination to regard 'Tara' as the home of Gods and heroes..not of ordinary humans. It was abandoned in 1022. Now, Tara is a national monument in the car of the Office of Public Works. Tara is open to the public all year round, but from May to October, an audio visual presentation is given and guided tours are available. Tara is one of many sites well worth visiting.
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