Ducks in Dublin Series#4 The Hill of Tara  LbNA # 14026 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateApr 30 2005
CountyOther International
LocationNavan, Ireland, INT
Found By C2B2
Last Found Jul 12 2005
Hike Distance?

STATUS: Confirmed as of 07/22/05

DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate

DIRECTIONS: Prehistoric Hill of Tara is in Navan, Co Meath, Ireland, 12 km south of Navan off N3. Heading Northwest out of Dublin on the M3 you will turn West at the Hill of Tara sign. Following the road to the parking lot.

Opening Hours: Everyday

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 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 early centuries after Christ.


At the north end of the parking lot there is a gate that will let you into tne Hill of Tara property. Go through the gate and follow the path until you come to a stone wall surrounding a church and graveyard. Dont go over the wall, instead, keeping the wall on your left (St Patrick will be on you right)follow the wall around until you come to a white entracnce gate. From the corner walk 16 paces along the wall (with the wall still on your left) and turn to face the wall. In front of you on the other side of the wall will be a old tree with a large wart. Directly below the wart at the base of the wall is a hole with no grass growing in front of it. The box is at the back of the hole. You are probably going to have to stick your whole hand in this whole so maybe use caution or a stick to find the box.

Please remember to replace it carefully and make sure it will not slip out.

Happy hunting and enjoy beautiful County Meath.