Hill of Tara

Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there.

Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. Constantly undergoing new research and excavations by the Discovery Programme team, they continually learn more about this historic site.

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Mid May – mid September: Monday – Sunday 10.00 – 18.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing.

Site only is free of charge and open all year round.


1 hour approximately.


Site only is free of charge but the visitor centre will give you more detailed information about the site.

A maximum of 50 persons are allowed for the guided tour.

Getting here

This attraction is featured on the Celtic Tour of the Boyne Valley with our partners Extreme Ireland. For a lowdown of the tour check out the review on our blog.