Tara Hill, County Wexford

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Tara Hill
Torrchoill
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Tara Hill, from the northwest
Highest point
Elevation 253 m (830 ft) [1]
Prominence 198 m (650 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 52°41′56″N 6°13′04″W / 52.699°N 6.2177°W / 52.699; -6.2177Coordinates: 52°41′56″N 6°13′04″W / 52.699°N 6.2177°W / 52.699; -6.2177
Geography
Tara Hill is located in island of Ireland
Tara Hill
Tara Hill
Location in Ireland
Location County Wexford, Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid T205623
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.

Location[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

The summit is marked by a cairn from where one can see nearby Gorey, Courtown and other villages and town-lands and views of the North Wexford coast.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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