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category meath | history and heritage | feature author Monday September 24, 2007 00:32author by Paula Geraghtyauthor email mspgeraghty at yahoo dot ieauthor phone 0876101340 Report this post to the editors

People power combines art protest and politics.

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Over 1500 people from across Ireland and beyond, gathered at the Hill of Tara to take part in a living human sculpture to call for the rerouting of the M3 away from the Tara Valley.

It was magical, yes, driving up to Tara and getting stuck in an unforgiving traffic jam, to photograph a very special moment where over 1500 gathered to tell John Gormley and Bertie Ahern, to reroute the M3. The event was to start at 3pm, but hundreds were there 2 hours in advance. French, English, Irish and other unknown tongues wafted in the flurry of excitement as people examined their tickets discussing which letter in the living protest they would be. One child's birthday present was participating in the living sculpture.

When the helicopter arrived, all bets were off as hundreds rushed to see it land. One woman with a child on her back ran in vain after another two shouting "don't go near the blades!" There were plenty of stewards holding back the tide of incredibly keen onlookers.

On the ground there was a great leap of faith as to what would emerge from their choreographed contortions. From the air ,the voice of Ireland spoke out: moving, twitching, questioning and resisting the policy of Fianna Fail/Possessive Democrats/Green Party and big business interests. The issue of the M3 is not dead. It is very much alive. The battle is not over!

(Images © Paula Geraghty)

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   More from The hill and Valley of Tara, an archaeological landscape.     Paula Geraghty    Sun Sep 23, 2007 23:18 
   The Piece de la Résistance     Paula Geraghty    Sun Sep 23, 2007 23:38 
   A Beautiful Day     Cael    Mon Sep 24, 2007 01:49 
   Miner error........     Thomas    Mon Sep 24, 2007 08:41 
   Brilliant     RogerC    Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:00 
   Wonderful Work     W. Finnerty.    Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:07 
   A high spirited people defy grim weather forecast     Patrick M    Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:23 
   Events     Carmel Ni Dhuibheanaigh    Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:30 
   Direct Action     tara Pixie    Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:45 
 10   Website     Tara Tara Tara    Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:56 
 11   Well done...     Brogen    Mon Sep 24, 2007 15:32 
 12   Aerial Art at Tara     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Mon Sep 24, 2007 16:52 
 13   The crowd forms     M. Ni Bhrolchain    Mon Sep 24, 2007 17:06 
 14   The producers     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Mon Sep 24, 2007 17:39 
 15   Its stunning!     Jeff    Mon Sep 24, 2007 18:53 
 16   And finally     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Mon Sep 24, 2007 18:53 
 17   Light on The HILLS!     LadyNorth    Mon Sep 24, 2007 19:58 
 18   WOW!     Carmel Ni Dhuibheanaigh    Mon Sep 24, 2007 20:56 
 19   Solidarity fire 2007     Thomas    Mon Sep 24, 2007 21:03 
 20   Thankyou     x    Mon Sep 24, 2007 22:37 
 21   More striking images...     TaraWatch    Tue Sep 25, 2007 00:14 
 22   Observer article on Sunday     Jimbo jambo    Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:11 
 23   Samhain Fire and Banquet     Carmel    Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:20 
 24   great stuff...     m    Tue Sep 25, 2007 15:12 
 25   Newspaper coverage     M. Ni Bhrolchain    Tue Sep 25, 2007 15:38 
 26   Google Earth     Well Wisher    Tue Sep 25, 2007 16:55 
 27   Awakening     Hmm    Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:26 
 28   Tara and the Arts World     Fred Johnston    Wed Sep 26, 2007 13:29 
 29   Harpists gave a lyrical lead     Untitled    Wed Sep 26, 2007 14:02 
 30   Health and safety for Samhain     Jess    Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:27 
 31   Samhain/Haloween     Carmel    Wed Sep 26, 2007 21:37 
 32   Muireann Ni Bhrolchain quits Tara campaign, again     Goddess of Tara    Thu Sep 27, 2007 15:20 
 33   Harpstrings go wrong direction     Jess    Thu Sep 27, 2007 15:29 
 34   Jess - you drink too much beer.     redjade    Thu Sep 27, 2007 15:42 
 35   Am...     Seán Ryan    Thu Sep 27, 2007 15:59 
 36   Cheer Tarawatch     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Thu Sep 27, 2007 22:57 
 37   Cheers Tarawatch     Mick Egan    Fri Sep 28, 2007 01:38 
 38   much done - much more to do...     Con Connor    Fri Sep 28, 2007 02:43 
 39   Harp of the Mind     Cael    Fri Sep 28, 2007 02:51 
 40   Why drag this into it?     Mirabile    Fri Sep 28, 2007 04:11 
 41   Looks like Guiness to me     Jess    Fri Sep 28, 2007 13:55 
 42   Thank you Con and Mick     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Sat Sep 29, 2007 00:33 
 43   These places are special LOVEMOTHEROMTELEPATHYMAGICJAHBLESS     Om Shanti!    Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:44 
 44   Bring on the clowns!     IP Address with editor    Sun Sep 30, 2007 13:38 
 45   "Shunning"     Tightly Knit    Sun Sep 30, 2007 14:01 
 46   No real knowledge of either campaign..     cheeba    Sun Sep 30, 2007 16:09 
 47   Gone Fishing     IP Address with editor    Sun Sep 30, 2007 17:15 
 48   Yes, ok but.....     cheeba    Sun Sep 30, 2007 20:56 
 49   Smartass journalist     Brask    Mon Oct 01, 2007 03:09 
 50   New Video and Pictures     KOM    Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:34 
 51   And antoher video........     KOM    Tue Oct 02, 2007 14:20 
 52   Tara Compilation Album     Sean    Wed Oct 03, 2007 17:22 
 53   Well done!     Starkadder    Thu Oct 04, 2007 18:25 
 54   More information on Banqueting Hall (photograph above at Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:07)     Social History    Thu Oct 04, 2007 18:53 
 55   Tara - psychic insight     Christine Deacon    Mon May 26, 2008 11:57 
 56   Maintaining a bond with the Spirit of our Ancient Ancestors     Lachtna    Wed Mar 18, 2009 08:30 
 57   "Perfect Balance Days" (March 21st and September 21st)     V    Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:01 
 58   No Perfection.     Mathematician.    Fri Mar 20, 2009 17:27 
 59   Solstice day always longer.     Astronomer.    Fri Mar 20, 2009 18:03 
 60   Mathematician     V    Fri Mar 20, 2009 18:05 
 61   Tara Defenders     The Brother    Sun Oct 24, 2010 19:32 


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