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 earLocated at the crest of the E-facing slope of Tara hill. The parish church of Tara (ME031-033071-) is within a rectangular graveyard (dims c. 75m N-S; c. 70m E-W) defined by a low earthen bank at N and traces of one on the other sides, which is retained externally by masonry walls. In the graveyard a sheela-na-gig (ME031-033018-) is represented on the taller stone of a stone pair (ME031-033019-). Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 9 January, 2015
Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.