2022 ICAHM Annual Meeting – Excursion

Excursion: Saturday 10th December: Tara and Navan Fort/Emain Macha (Royal Sites of Ireland serial property

The conference will take place in Dublin on 8-9th December. On Saturday 10th December as a formal part of the meeting there will be an excursion to Tara, Co. Meath and Navan Fort/Emain Macha, Co. Armagh to highlight the international significance of these sites and the wider Royal Sites of Ireland serial property, which is being considered for inclusion Ireland’s new Tentative List. Navan Fort/Emain Macha demonstrates the trans-national element of this property and the relevance of an all-island approach to discussions of heritage management.

While it is still in development the Indicative Excursion Programme is as follows:

NOTE: Excursion will be officially limited to two 50 seater coaches to facilitate management.

Departing Dublin8.30-8.45am
Arrive at Tara 10.00 am
Presentation and tour of the Hill of Tara
Noon Soup/sandwich/tea/coffee11.45-12.00
Depart Tara12.30pm
Arrive Navan Fort/Emain Macha2.30pm
Presentation and tour of Navan Fort/Emain Macha
Tea/coffee and snack4.00-4.30pm
Depart for Dublin5.00-5.30pm

Please note that the excursion will include a visit to a site in Northern Ireland, which is in the United Kingdom. While there are no immigration checks at the border, participants are advised to familiarise themselves with any immigration or visa implications which may arise. If you are unsure, the UK Government website has a tool to see if you need a visa: Check if you need a UK visa – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Aerial view of Tara Earthworks, Co. Meath, Ireland. Townland: CASTLEBOY. Credit: Credit: National Monuments Service
Exterior of the CoI church on the Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland. Images taken in Nov 2020 for the Tara Conservation Plan. Credit: National Monuments Service
Excavation at Rath na Rí on the hill of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland. Archaeologist:- Helen Roche. Credit: National Monuments Service
Navan Fort Sunset – Credit: Navan Centre & Fort
Navan Fort Aerial – Credit: Navan Centre & Fort
Navan night Sky – Credit: Navan Centre & Fort