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Vandals Desecrate Ancient Standing Stone at Hill of Tara

Gardai confirmed that paint was poured over at least half of the Lia Fail, which is five thousand years old

By Elaine Keogh

For the second time in two years gardai are investigating vandalism to the Lia Fail, the 5 thousand year old standing stone on the top of the Hill of Tara, which is a national monument.

It was the inauguration Stone for the Kings of Tara and was meant to “roar” when touched by the rightful king.

The destruction was spotted by OPW staff this morning.

Overnight somebody poured green and red paint all over the top of the stone and it is now nearly completely covered in it.

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