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A village of eastern Ireland northwest of Dublin. It was the seat of Irish kings from ancient times until the sixth century ad.
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n, pl tara
(Animals) another name for white-fronted tern


(ˈtærə; ˈtɑːrə)
(Placename) a village in Co Meath near Dublin, by the Hill of Tara, the historic seat of the ancient Irish kings
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(ˈtær ə)

a village in the NE Republic of Ireland, NW of Dublin: traditional residence of ancient Irish kings (Hill of Tara).
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Noun1.Tara - a village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin)Tara - a village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin); seat of Irish kings until 6th century
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
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And by checking on travelers who visited the Hill of Tara in 1843, someone interested in O'Connell will find that James Johnson's Tour of Ireland!" contains a twenty-page description of the Liberator's monster meeting there, as noted in the "Contents" section for his entry.
Annette added hawthorn trees are renowned as sacred fairy sites and claimed that her group once saw the mythical creatures on the Hill of Tara.
Which country's kings were once crowned on the Hill of Tara? 2.
As still and solid as the 5,000-year-old keystones of Newgrange, or the panoramic view from the Hill of Tara looking out at this cradle of civilisation.
In a tribute to her Irish ancestry, Mitchell named her fictional estate Tara for the hill of Tara, 30 miles outside Dublin, where Ireland's first High King was declared.
Dublin, Apr 12 (ANI): A visibly mammoth wooden version of the famous Stonehenge monument has been unearthed at the Hill of Tara.
She points to the Hill of Tara in Ireland: 'It is a sacred landscape in continuous use for more than 6,000 years--St Patrick is believed to have converted there.
Ireland's ancient Hill of Tara, once the seat of the high kings, was yesterday named one of the world's 100 most endangered heritage sites.
Dowd and a few others played on, and on, and as dawn was breaking they could be seen, complete with hurleys, belting sliotars (hurling balls) up the historic Hill Of Tara, where the Meath footballers have often endured serious stamina training.
According to one story, early in his time in Ireland he approached the hill of Tara, seat of the high king, on the eve of a pagan feast that fell on Easter.
The adventurer is absolutely certain he has finally found the Ark - which was uncovered by Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark - buried under the Hill of Tara, Co Meath.
One on the historic Hill Of Tara has fallen over under the weight of the objects and a preservation group has appealed to lovers to stop.