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meath ireland hill

53º39N 6º41W, pop (2002e) 3400. Market town in Co Meath, Leinster, Ireland; located NW of Dublin; 8 km/5 mi NW of the Hill of Tailte, ancient site of the All-Irish Games; before mid-6th-c the Hill of Tara was the ‘capital’ of Celtic Ireland and seat of the kings of Meath; birthplace of Sir Francis Beaufort; railway; textiles, furniture, zinc, lead, farm tools.

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