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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.


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


(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
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The controversial motorway, which was the subject of a series of protests as it runs near the ancient Hill of Tara, bypasses Dunshaughlin, Navan and Kells.
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
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.
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.
In addition to the archaeological survey of Tara, the opportunity was taken to examine a part of that little-studied and difficult area where archaeology, history, toponomy and early Irish literature overlap: the first recorded survey of the monuments on the Hill of Tara is found in a collection of topographic texts known as the Dindshenchas (the lore of place-names), the earliest version of which is found in the Book of Leinster dating to about AD 1160.