Tara

Modern scholars do not think that Tara was a court where the High Kings of Ireland lived, but a sacred royal site where the king would come for occasions of special significance. Tara's importance was emphasized by the O'Neills when they claimed the High Kingship in the era of Saint Patrick. The site and its significance form a key part of the story in the 'Tara' chapter of the first book of Edward Rutherfurd's Irish saga.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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