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Top 5 Historic Day Trip Sites to Visit Close to Dublin
Article by Wanda Marcussen

Top 5 Historic Day Trip Sites to Visit Close to Dublin

Ireland is filled with historical sites and monuments. The 'Emerald Isle' always has something new in store for those who venture there and are eager to learn about its fascinating past. Many sites have a mystical past told through legends...
Statue of St. Patrick, Hill of Tara
Image by Joshua J. Mark

Statue of St. Patrick, Hill of Tara

Statue of St. Patrick, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland. Erected 2000 CE.
Stone of Destiny, Hill of Tara
Image by Germán Póo-Caamaño

Stone of Destiny, Hill of Tara

The Neolithic Lia Fail (Stone of Destiny), Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, by which the ancient kings were inaugurated.
Saint Patrick's Statue at Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland
Image by Joshua J. Mark

Saint Patrick's Statue at Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland

Saint Patrick's statue, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, erected in 2000 to replace an earlier work that had been destroyed.
Seated Green Tara
Image by The Art Institute of Chicago

Seated Green Tara

Goddess Green Tara seated with hand in a gesture of gift-giving (Varadamudra), gilt bronze with red pigment and gemstones, Southern Tibet, 14th century. The Art of Institute Chicago.
Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara
Image by Joshua J. Mark

Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara

Mound of the Hostages, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, Neolithic era.
The Goddess Tara
Image by Daniel Mennerich

The Goddess Tara

Hindu-Buddhist goddess Tara, 15-16th century. Ganga State Museum, Bikaner, India.
The Buddhist Goddess Tara
Image by The Walters Art Museum

The Buddhist Goddess Tara

The Buddist goddess Tara, gold and silver figure from Java, 9th century. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
Hill of Tara: The Soul of Ireland
Video by Rick Steves Europe

Hill of Tara: The Soul of Ireland

The peaceful, green Valley of the Boyne, just northwest of Dublin is the place to commune with the ancient soul of the Emerald Isle. This area boasts impressive historical and spiritual sights including the Hill of Tara—the evocative seat...
Tibetan Book of the Dead
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the English translation of the Tibetan texts known as bar-do thos-grol (Bardo Thodol) – “Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State” – and serves as a guide for the soul of the deceased after...
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