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Teach Miodhchuarta - Banqueting Hall

This was possibly the ceremonial entrance onto Tara, where the roads to the Hill met. A linear earthwork, probably a cursus, positioned north - south, dating back to the either the Bronze or Iron Age. This was possibly the ceremonial entrance onto Tara, where the roads to the Hill met. It is aligned with the Neolithic Duma na nGiall. Also known as the Banqueting Hall, where the legendary Ard Ri (High King) feasted. There are suggestions from Medieval times of the layout, however, a feasting hall is more likely to have been a Round House. It is said to have been built of polished oak. 

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above: looking north

banqueting hall looking south

above: looking south - on a misty Maytime evening

BH north 2010  BH looking south

These snowy pictures were taken 8 Jan 2010 : on left - looking north and on right - looking south

BH 2010

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