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Exploring the Hill of Tara – Sacred Well, Sheela-na-gig, and Sloping Trenches: Tara, Co Meath

Most people who visit Tara spend 20 minutes going to the top and back – and they miss so much. Tara has many hidden corners, and here are three of my favourites. The Sloping Trenches: these two round earthworks are away from the main track, on the quiet western side. They veer off the edge, […]

Ancient Passage Tomb: Loughcrew, Co Meath

This passage tomb is older than Newgrange, and the tour inside provides a much more up-close and personal experience than it’s Co Louth neighbor. Guides with flashlights (torches) point out the ancient carvings and explain the cairn’s alignment with the sun during the Vernal and Autumn Equinox. This stop is not for the claustrophobic or those […]

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