This new informative and entertaining guidebook on Tara by Dr Mairéad Carew is richly illustrated and full of fascinating facts, observations and insights into one of the most important archaeological sites in Ireland.
This book, written by Mairéad Carew, a cultural historian, archaeologist and author of Tara and the Ark of the Covenant answers many questions about Tara. Have you ever wondered who built Tara and why and if prehistoric people worshipped the stars there? Was there really a boy-king discovered and an Egyptian princess buried in a tomb with the Ark of the Covenant? Did Queen Victoria wear the Tara brooch? Was it just Irish people or did Romans come to live on the Hill of Tara? The book includes reconstructions of some of the monuments found beneath the soil at Tara as well as cartoons by the Irish artist Annie West.
The book retails for €10 and is available from
National Museum of Ireland (gift shop), Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Kilmainham Gaol Gift shop, Inchicore Rod, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
The Campus Bookshop, UCD Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Maynooth University Bookshop, North Campus, NUI, Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Waterstones, Scotch Hall Shopping Centre, Marsh Road, Scotch Hall, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Maguires' Cafe and Shop, Hill of Tara, Navan, Co. Meath
Bru na Bóinne Gift Shop, Donore, Co. Meath
Blackbird Books, Solstice Arts Centre, Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath