I took this image of Tara cross on the evening of May 26th, 2012, almost 214 years to the day that the Battle of Tara took place.
On that occasion the fields of Tara ran red with the blood of Irish rebels who had gathered on the hill to engage the occupying forces of the British empire. Thankfully, on the occasion when I took this image the only thing red was the magnificent evening skyline overlooking the Hill of Tara and illuminating the magnificent Celtic cross, which was erected in 1948 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Tara.
The hill of Tara itself is steeped in history, legend and folklore. It’s situated in Co. Meath and only a 20 min drive from Dublin airport. I think it is well worth inclusion in any American visitor’s inventory of places to see.
– Photo and caption by Seamus Lynch
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Joshua J. Mark says
Lovely photo. The Hill of Tara is magnificent any time of day but you’ve certainly caught a particularly arresting one here. Fine commentary as well – a succinct remembrance of those who fell for Ireland at Tara. Nicely done.