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The Book of Tara by Michael Slavin

The Book of Tara by Michael Slavin. A well presented book covering the Neolithic period Mound of the Hostages, the Celts who were responsible for most of the earth works on Tara, Myth & Legends of Tara and the current landscape. Michael lives at Tara and his enthusiasm and love of the place jumps from the pages.

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The Mound of the Hostages, Tara by Muiris O’Sullivan.

Report published on 2005 by Muiris O’Sullivan on the archaeological excavations at the Mound of the Hostages on the Hill of Tara. The excavations were directed initially by Sean P. O Riordain, who spent two summers at the site (1955 and 1956), and were completed in a third season during the summer of 1959 by Ruaidhri de Valera.  More...

The Mound of the Hostages, Tara

Tara - An Archaeological Survey

Tara - An Archaeological Survey by Conor Newman.

The 5th publication in the Discovery Programme series and the first of the full archaeological reports. Tara - An Archaeological Survey gives the first complete survey of what is regarded as the most important archaeological site in Ireland covering a combination of topographical, geophysical, aerial, geochemical and paper surveys.  More...

The Rath of the Synods: Tara, Co. Meath, excavations by Seán P. Ó Ríordáin.

A companion volume to The Mound of the Hostages, Tara, this report presents the results of Seán P. Ó Ríordáin’s unpublished excavations carried out in the 1950s at the Rath of the Synods.  More...

The Rath of the Synods: Tara, Co. Meath,

The Princes of Ireland

The Princes of Ireland is a novel which begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the mighty High Kings at Tara.

The prologue to the novel sets the scene of ancient Ireland with the winter solstice at Newgrange the centrepiece.


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The Boyne - A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan. The author follows the course of the river Boyne, taking the reader on visits to the famous sites and ancient monuments at Newgrange, Tara, Kells, Monasterboice etc and giving a fascinating and lively narrative on the people, events and legends of the area.  More...

The Boyne - A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan

Atlantis from a Geographer's Perspective by Ulf Erlingsson

Atlantis from a Geographer's Perspective by Ulf Erlingsson. The author puts forward the case that Plato based the geographic description of Atlantis on Ireland. Ancient Irish places such as Newgrange and Tara feature in the mapping of the Fairy Land.

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Treasures of the Boyne Valley by Peter Harbison. Well presented book on the Boyne Valley, covering it's history, the landscape and the peoples who have left their imprint since pre-history. The section on Newgrange and the other stone age sites of the Boyne Valley comprises 24 pages. More ...

Treasures of the Boyne Valley

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Boyne Valley Tours Private Tour with pick up and return to your accommodation. Newgrange World Heritage site, the 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland More ...
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