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The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print
  • The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print
  • The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print
  • The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print
  • The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print

The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) - print

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The Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall)

The Mound of the Hostages is the oldest monument on the royal Hill of Tara (Co. Meath) that we can see today. Like Newgrange at Brú na Bóinne and the cairns of Loughcrew, it dates from the Neolithic period (c.5000 years old), and is similarly aligned to the movements of the sun. On the feast of Imbolc (beginning of February) and Samhain (originally just after Halloween), the rising sun enters the Chamber, lighting up the passage, a testament to the ingenuity of this ancient civilisation. 

Illustration from an original by Margaret McKenna

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Dimension (L x W x H) 420 x 0 x 297 Millimetre
Weight 170 Gram