This brooch is styled after The Tara Brooch, which was found in Ireland in 1850. The brooch is believed to have been made between 650 and 750 AD, and is named for The Kingship of Tara – the seat of medieval rule in Ireland. The Hill of Tara, in county Meath, was for centuries the centre of authority and Christianity in Ireland. The kingship was woven into Irish literature and mythology, but was also a historically significant Celtic leadership site. The original Tara Brooch is on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.