Tara Hill, County Wexford
Tara Hill, from the northwest
|Elevation||253 m (830 ft) |
|Prominence||198 m (650 ft) |
|Location||County Wexford, Ireland|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 62|
Tara Hill (Torrchoill in Irish) is an isolated hill near the Irish Sea coast in north County Wexford, Ireland. Though only 253 metres (830 feet) high, it dominates the landscape of northeast Wexford. It provides extensive views of the Wexford coast line, from Courtown harbour to Castletown.
The hill is located in the heart of Tara Hill village. Tara Hill has many facilities including a church, a primary school (St Kevins) and a local shop (Siopa linn). The local GAA club (Castletown Liam Mellows) is located just meters down the road on the Castletown, Tara Hill border.
Due to its height relative to the surrounding landscape this hill qualifies as a Marilyn. It should not be confused with the much better known but much less prominent Royal Hill of Tara in County Meath, which is only 159m high.
Saint Caemhan or Kevin or Cavan, as the name is variously spelt is the Patron Saint of Tara Hill and the site of the old church founded by him is situated at Kilcavan at the north side of the hill under a cliff by the road.