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Title:
The book of Tara
Author:
Slavin, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Dublin : Wolfhound Press, 1996.
Physical Description:
173 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863275074

9780863274725
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library DA990.T3 S57 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Tara is the heartland of Ireland's Celtic past. It is the site of St Patrick's confrontation with the druids and seat of the High Kings. Legend and history meet in Tara - the Stone of Destiny, which cries out only when touched by a true king, still sits at its summit. Centuries after Tara had been abandoned by Irish rulers, it was chosen as the rallying point for the United Irishmen of the 1798 rebellion. Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator, relied on its power in the 19th century to draw a record attendance to a Home Rule meeting. Today over 30,000 people visit Tara each year.


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