High kings, history and heroes
‘Excellent’ – The Irish Times.
The best, most comprehensive guided tour to the Hill of Tara, and now available for the iPhone with Guidigo tours app. This expert audio guide brings Tara to life, with stories, history and music. It has all you need to explore Tara,
whether you have 20 minutes, or 2 hours. You will need a guided tour, as there is very little information on site. Choose from our iPhone app, the android MP3 edition, the MP3 album, or boxed souvenir player. For a family visit, explore Tara with our great activity sheets for ages 7-11 and 12-15. Click to download the free Hill of Tara map and guide.
Try it: Horses, sacrifices & High Kings
iPhone app audio tour: get the full audio guide, packed with additional images, and our high-resolution map. Get the free Guidigo iPhone tours app, and the Hill of Tara audio guide is an in-app purchase for just €2.69.
Design this intricate postcard to send from Tara! Activity sheet with 4 pages of puzzles, colouring and things to do for ages 12-15 (PDF to print out).
Colour a postcard to send from Tara! Four great pages of puzzles, colouring and things to do, for ages 7-11 (PDF to print out).
The full audio tour in a single MP3 track, straight to your Android phone (no ZIP folder to extract). A 37Mb file (best downloaded over WiFi). Download the free map and info leaflet (PDF) below. iPhone users should download our Guidigo app version.
Stories, history and music: all the Hill of Tara, in 18 tracks (80-minutes, MP3, 37Mb). Zipped folder with full-colour guide, maps and images (PDF).
The perfect gift or souvenir, or for those who don't have an MP3 player. Our full tour in a box, with: audio player, headphones, batteries & 2-page full colour map and guide. Price incls p&p ANYWHERE in the world!
The audio guide is packed with 80 minutes of stories, music and information, covering all the monuments on the Hill of Tara, enough for a great half-day outing. Plus extra information on legends and landscape, how to become the High King of Ireland, the ceremonies and sacrifices, and other places to visit in the area. The soundtrack features dramatised extracts, and music played on replica Bronze Age instruments.
Free Hill of Tara map and guide
Our 2-page colour guide is essential for your visit. It includes a map of the Hill of Tara, and stunning images revealing detail you cannot see from the ground. Click to download the free Hill of Tara map and guide. (It is in our iPhone app, MP3 album packs, and the souvenir boxed set, but not with the EP smartphone edition.)
Visit the Boyne Valley & make a day of it
The Hill of Tara is in the famous Boyne Valley, deep in the heart of historic county Meath. Make it a day-trip, there’s so much to see, including Slane Castle and the Neolithic passage tombs of Newgrange and Knowth. The old Norman village of Skreen is just 3 km from the Hill of Tara. Other monuments nearby include the atmospheric Rath Maeve and Ringlestown Fort. Further afield are the ruins at Kells, where the Book of Kells was written, and the passage graves at Loughcrew.
Visiting the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is a big, open area, and there is no admission charge. We recommend: comfortable shoes and warm clothing, as you will be crossing rough ground and the hill is windy and can be cool even in summer; binoculars and a camera can be useful if you have them. There is car parking, a great coffee and gift shop, and toilets. The Hill of Tara visitor centre is usually open June-August. // How to get to the Hill of Tara // Accommodation at Tara and other things to do // The Hill of Tara on Facebook.
There is limited access to the hill for people with impaired mobility — but with our audio guide, you can sit and enjoy a tour over coffee in the gift shop, or even from the comfort of your own armchair.
*iPhone users please note
We recommend you use our Guidigo app tour. Otherwise, we recommend downloading the MP3 album to a computer and then side-loading the album to your phone. We always recommend downloading over WIFI to avoid data roaming charges.
The project was supported by a grant from the Heritage Council.
Our Tara tour is a member of Boyne Valley Heritage.