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From ancient times through the Christian period, the Hill of Tara has been a sacred place and is often described as Ireland’s Olympus of ancient times. Tara was the traditional center and seat of Ireland’s high kings. The hill is 512 feet (154 meters) above sea level and provides a view of each of Ireland’s four Celtic provinces—providing, of course, that it is a clear day. The photographs below, however, were taken on a foggy day.

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Shown above is one of the henges at Tara showing its depth and breadth.

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As with sacred indigenous sites around the world, Christianity has imposed itself up the Hill of Tara and has claimed it as sacred Christian land.

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Originally posted to Street Prophets on Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 02:15 PM PDT.

Also republished by History for Kossacks, Shamrock American Kossacks, and PaganKos.

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