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The Preservation Of Tara

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Tuesday August 21, 2007 06:13author by Susan Sheehan-Repasky - Flicker Light Studioauthor email art at tomandsusan dot us Report this post to the editors

Shameless Acts Of Hooligans/Thieves
Tara - The Sacred Center
Tara - The Sacred Center

Shame on the lack of moral conscience of Ireland's "government", shame of the lack of moral conscience of the broader population of the good people of Ireland, and shame of the lack of moral conscience of the "leaders" of the European Union (who also will be receiving more words from me shortly)! What is so very important now is that those who are not afraid to use their voice speak out against this travesty which appears to be going ahead, and the impending destruction of the Hill of Tara Complex.

The preservation of Tara, our Sacred heritage, and our Ancestral memories do not appear to be in the forefront of the minds of these new millionaires. What seems to be important are the tanning salons, the gaming rooms, the fast expensive cars you referred to, dining on food usually seen only in magazines and paying exorbitant prices, and the dream of riches associated with the Celtic Tiger, which is fast becoming more of a living nightmare and hell. When we were last in Ireland in 2006, most of the folks we surveyed (informally of course), weren't even aware of the M-3 motorway construction, and those who did had not formed an opinion.

The fact that oil is "running out" (a manufacture of the World governments I believe) globally is immaterial to most of these good people of Ireland, who appear to only be able to see from one day to the next, trying to wring as much vacuous entertainment and empty joy out of this life that they can. Riots in the streets over the ban of vehicles! Now, that's quite a vision, and one that could easily come to life if the good people are not made aware!! Quite like the general population of the U.S., where SUV/Hummer fever is rampant, even while we are at a crisis stage with oil. Apparent zombies staggering through life with no conscious thought or whim of what the future will hold or bring to our children and grandchildren.

On the matter of John Gormley. From what I understand, he was opposed to the construction of the M-3 motorway prior to his winning the election. His behavior is inexcusable and his reasoning unacceptable for not protecting the Lismullen Henge and other parts of the Tara Complex from destruction. I do not believe him when he states that his hands are tied, and that he must allow the decision of Dick Roche to stand. I will, as stated earlier, be drafting a letter to him in the next few days.

The most recent bloody battle, The Easter Rising, seems to have faded from the memory of the good people of Ireland. The heroes who sacrificed during that campaign, during the battle of 1793, and during the hunger strikes in Northern Ireland have long since become ghosts of another time and era. To ask the educators and researchers of the island, those who are generously funded by the good people of Ireland, to stand up and be counted amongst those who advocate education is not without value. We must all stand together to win the island back from those seeking to amass millions of dollars through the greed of these vast and destructive infrastructure schemes.

Yes, the generations in the future will sorely lose out on the beauty and magick of the heart of Ireland, Tara, if this road continues. Sure, some of the complex will be left, but the valley will be scarred, the air and water will be polluted, and the Spirit will be left sorrowful. The voices of those in times past will haunt the hillsides and the vales, broken hearted, singing of "The Dew Of Dear Tara".

Tara is the heartbeat of the island, the Sacred Center, and the source of her spirituality. How unfortunate that the good people of the island would choose to trade that for material possessions and ease. I understand the mundane, as regards making a living. I am a Mother of three and Grandmother of five. I know the basic daily needs, and I know the wants of life as well. I also know that beyond this realm, beyond this thing we call life, is the Spirit, and to me, this is what is vitally important for all. Indeed, may all of the good people of Ireland pay heed to the stories of the Grandmothers and Grandfathers! My Grandparents and Parents told me the stories and history, I told my children the stories and history, and I am one Grandmother who will recant the stories of old to my grandchildren. Hopefully one day they and my children will travel to the land of their Ancestors, and let us pray that they will be able to bask in the glory and wonder that is the Sacredness of Ireland that has been given a reprieve from this destruction.

I stand with all of you, return to your roots now, regain the pride and love of Ireland that is your heritage, find again the magick of the land! Help the good people of Ireland in saving Tara, the Gabhra Valley, and the entire island for the future of us all!

Blessings,

Susan Isabella Sheehan-Repasky

For Roibeard Gearoid O Seachnasaigh

author by You know when you've been Tango'd!publication date Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:03author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Tara is where the clans meet.
It has the power to unify, the power to create war, power to create peace.
It pre-dates St Patrick, the clans that came after him and the eternal wars that sprung from that.
It takes us back to a single heritage, found throughout the British Isles, Europe and even further?
So much we still yet to know.
Is it because of that power that the church and the politicians want to make it go?
Shame on the Irish for allowing a site of global significance to be demolished.
Shame on the world for allowing this crime go un-acknowledged.
Shame on humanities greed to allow such important landscape to be covered in concrete and screed.
Should we be left to wade in the mire of ignorance?
Told not to stand in the way of progress.
Hear excuses of being but a small Isle with 3 million or so population.
Pathetic, grow up, increased wealth demands increased responsibility from a nation.

author by Legal Eaglepublication date Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The battle to save Tara will not be won on sentiment alone though it helps a little bit..

Money is the God of the Irish now.

Glad that Cork beat the Traitors of Meath in the All-Ireland Semi Final Football Championship who support the M3 through Tara, though - Meath do not deserve to be in another All-Ireland Final.

I saw before the match a robed Druid of Kilkenny put a curse on Meath.

The Black-and-Amber supporting the Blood-and-Bandages, never thought I'd see that.

Save Tara campaign can produce strange alliances, don't you think.

author by Pacifistpublication date Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I do not see how references to 1916/Bobby Sands/nationalism have anything to do with Tara.
Indeed, aside from a few whimpers, Sinn Fein have been very quiet on the Tara issue. Tara does not fit in with the republican ideology, an ideology that has little time for the environment and ancient heritage. Tara is irrelevant to republicanism and vice versa, as it belongs to the time before the British were invited to Irish shores. Tara goes far beyond all of that, it is Ireland on a higher level. Let's not sully it by making references to terrorists.

author by Michael Martin - TaraWatchpublication date Tue Aug 21, 2007 14:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There will be another 'Love Tara' march through downtown Dublin in September.

Related Link: http://tarawatch.org
author by Susan Isabella Sheehan-Repasky - Flicker Light Studiopublication date Wed Aug 22, 2007 20:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I would certainly love to be there for the march, but will have just landed at Heathrow when it starts.

I was wondering if it would do any good to organize a march in San Francisco.

author by Legal Eaglepublication date Wed Aug 22, 2007 23:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi Susan,
That was just a suggestion from me as to the best date in September for maximun publicity and, hopefully, GAA Support.

author by Michael Martin - TaraWatchpublication date Thu Aug 23, 2007 00:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We definitely have a date for the second 'Love Tara' march through downtown Dublin. It's Saturday, September 15th.

For regular updates click on

Related Link: http://tarawatch.org
author by Legal Eaglepublication date Thu Aug 23, 2007 01:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Susan, IMHO the more global the Cause of Tara is the better.

There are Groves of Druids in San Francisco:

Schismatic Druids of North America,
Hassidic Druids of North America,
Orthodox Druids of North America

Contact: 820 Circle Court,
South San Francisco,
California 94080

Contact also ISAAC BONEWITS - Google, he has a website, but he cannot possibly reply to every email he's that busy. A Founder of Druidry in the States, and author, former Archdruid of the ADF - Ar nDriocht Fein,
(Our Own Druidry), A Druid Fellowship, he has a Tara Petition on his website with thousands of signatures.

Also Google:

The Henge of Keltria
ADF
RDNA
And announce through Usenet groups:

alt. religion. druid
alt.spirituality.Druid

Also Druid Searles O Dubhain, www.Summerlands.com

Hope this helps - it should.

author by Susan Isabella Sheehan-Repasky - Flicker Light Studiopublication date Thu Aug 23, 2007 01:28author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hello Legal Eagle.

I am not a Druid, so it may not do me any good to contact these groups. I have some friends, artists and musicians, who may be interested in helping me put together an awareness march. It will have to wait until after the beginning of October, since I will be out of the country until then.

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