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|Description ||A drawing by Peter F. Anson from 'The Pilgrim's Sketch Book No 4' An Irish Pilgrimage. A modern-day statue of St Patrick stands on The Hill of Tara, Co Meath, the site of at least two Dark-Age hillforts.|
Standing close to the statue is Lia Fail or 'The Stone of Destiny' where the high kings of Ireland were crowned. In the 5th century CE St Patrick came here and founded an oratory. A ruined church still stands on the site.
On the hilltop there are the remains of a Bronze-Age passage-grave where burials were excavated and, also an Iron-Age enclosure.
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