The Myths and Monuments of Tara tour 25th May

Learn about the Hill of Tara's history, archaeology and myths and legends from expert guide Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland


€8.50 – €38.00 per person



About this experience

Explore the monuments and landscape of Ireland's historic Hill of Tara, the seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Anthony will lead you on a trip through time, landscape, archaeology and mythology, from the earliest beginnings of Tara in the Neolithic, and in the ancient stories of the Tuatha Dé Danann, to the Bronze Age, the coming of Christianity and the association of Tara with Ireland's struggle for independence.

Hear about Tara's association with Brú na Bóinne, and why its sole Neolithic passage-tomb is such an exceptional monument. Learn about the crazy schemes of the British Israelites and what they were looking for when they vandalised the Rath of the Synods. Learn about the earliest significance of Tara and kingship through legends of the Tuatha Dé Danann and their battles with the Fomorians. Hear about the mysterious Lia Fáil and how it was said to scream under the rightful king of Ireland.

This is a leisurely stroll across the ancient Hill of Tara, exploring archaeology, mythology and the history of Ireland. The tour takes about an hour and a half or so.

Date: Saturday 25th May 2024

Time: 2pm.

Where: Hill of Tara, County Meath. (Click here to see location on Google Maps)

Instructions: Park in either the free car park (if there is space) or the paid car park (€2 irrespective of duration) across from Maguire's shop. Assemble on the footpath across from Maguire's. Your guide will meet you there and bring you up onto the hill. 

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Anthony Murphy has been leading tours of the monuments and landscapes of Ireland's Ancient East for the past 17 years. He gives regular public tours as well as leading private groups through the Boyne Valley landscape. He is the author of nine books about the myths and monuments of Ireland's eastern region. He has appeared on National Geographic, Discovery Science, The History Channel, Channel 4, BBC and RTÉ as an expert on the mythology, archaeology and history of the area. He is currently writing a book about Fourknocks.