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Hill of Tara
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is an ancient Neolithic Age site in County Meath, Ireland. It was known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the site of coronations, a place of assembly for the enacting and reading of laws, and for religious festivals...
Tara
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Tara

Tara is a female deity in both Hinduism and Buddhism who personifies compassion and offers salvation from the suffering of rebirth and death. She is thought to have been born of empathy for the suffering world and is regularly invoked for...
Flann Sinna
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Flann Sinna

Flann Sinna (r. 879-916 CE) was a High King of Ireland from the Kingdom of Mide (Meath) and a member of the Clann Cholmain, a branch of the Southern Ui Neill dynasty. His name is pronounced “Flahn Shinna” and means “Flann...
Ancient Ireland
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Ireland

Ireland is an island country located in the North Atlantic, bounded by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St. George's Channel. It is known as Eire in the Gaelic language, which comes from the old Irish Eriu, the name of a daughter of...
Battle of Bunker Hill
Article by Harrison W. Mark

Battle of Bunker Hill

The Battle of Bunker Hill (17 June 1775) was a major engagement in the initial phase of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783), fought primarily on Breed's Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The colonial troops successfully defended...
White Tara and Green Tara
Image by Metropolitan Museum of Art

White Tara and Green Tara

White Tara and Green Tara, distemper on cloth painting, 1450-1500, Guge, Western Tibet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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.
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.
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
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick (5th century) is the best-known patron saint of Ireland and one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. He is credited with expanding literacy in Ireland through the monastic orders he established, revising...
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