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Save Tara Public Meeting

category international | environment | press release author Monday March 03, 2008 12:59author by TaraTaraTara Report this post to the editors

ATTENTION ALL: PUBLIC MEETING ABOUT THE
DESTRUCTION OF THE HILL OF Tara
ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX

SUNDAY MARCH 9, 4PM
BUSH HOTEL
CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, Co. LEITRIM
Tara CD
Tara CD

Numerous ancient significant and unique historical and archaeological
sites have already been destroyed by the construction of the M3
motorway including many ancient burial sites possibly from the last
Battle of the Fianna.

The spiritual heart of Ireland, the very core of early Irish history,
mythology and sovereignty is disappearing forever under a motorway's
concrete and the development that will undoubtedly follow. "Tara is,
because of its associations, probably the most consecrated spot in
Ireland, and its destruction will leave many bitter memories behind"
(Douglas Hyde & W. B. Yeats)

The World Monuments Fund listed the Tara Valley among the hundred
most endangered sites in the world.

The European Commission has issued warnings to the Irish government
because of illegalities in continuing with the M3.

Your heritage is being destroyed, irreplaceable
Irish and world heritage. Our ancestors are being dug up.
Things are now at a critical stage.
People power is needed immediately!
Come to the meeting to learn more.

Lend your support to the Direct Action Campaign
Two protest camps currently at the Hill need help urgently
Leitrim Support Group to be launched

siancowman@gmail.com

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net
author by Pixiepublication date Mon Mar 03, 2008 14:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Reminder of some of what was lost

Collierstown Graveyard
Collierstown Graveyard

author by TaraTaraTarapublication date Mon Mar 03, 2008 15:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi,

We are looking for Speakers who may be available to volunteer their time to address the above Public Meeting. Whether your involvement or interest is in Activism, Political, Historical, Archaeological, Environmental etc. we would love to hear from you.

Contact details are included in the initial mail.

Thanks.

author by M. Ni Bhrolchainpublication date Tue Mar 04, 2008 00:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

And more photos of what we have lost in one year: This is all we have now, preservation by record.

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/muireanntemair/...otos/

author by TaraTaraTarapublication date Tue Mar 04, 2008 08:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors


"Prophesise, shall I get on with Prophesise..."

( Yapolitical, Pink Punk...Song 5 side 2 Tara CD)

Mankind's downfall indeed.

Collierstown Now
Collierstown Now

author by Meath Driverpublication date Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:10author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The meeting at Carrick on Shannon is a long way from the Tara/Skryne epi-centre and one can only wonder why this should be or is that other venues are now closed to them
that they have to travel so far afield?

Travelling there will take some time via the old roads, unless of course the attending Dublin members of this fiasco use the modern carriageways?

To do so will once again show their dual faced behaviour.
There belief in that SIAC must not do this or that to the sacred sites:
It is though very alright for the protestors to have a protracted unsanitary camp on the sacred Hill of Tara and another such encampment on Rath Lugh.

It is about time that the OPW evicted these squatters from the Hill of Tara and that the owners of Rath Lugh did the same.

author by Lismullinpublication date Tue Mar 04, 2008 22:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

News has just come in that there has been another arrest at Rath Lugh, a
young man. They are in the police station as I write.
He refused to move as a machine was moving by RL again.
This machine apparently hit the fence (not as a result of the protester).
I passed on the news on the PK show to the camp.
More news later.

After a number of hours a further report:

I've talked to the two guys who were with the girl taking photos and to
Lou again. They are building a bridge at Lismullin Wood to get over the
Gabhra. Donald Murphy said that he would be doing a survey, no survey
has been done and they are working surreptitiously just to the left of
the entrance to Lismullin Wood, about 10 feet away from the souterrain
that we featured already. Time to mobilise again: the National Museum,
National Monuments Division and the Minister. This is disgraceful.
Even (cock)Roche's directions said that any tree felling and removal
should be archaeologically monitored - its not again.
Sure, lets give Gormley some leeway but not if he is not doing what he
should be doing. Either he or his archaeologists should visit and see
for themselves.

Rath Lugh from the Lia Fáil
Rath Lugh from the Lia Fáil

author by Terrypublication date Wed Mar 05, 2008 14:38author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Our sympathies are with any driver trying to get to work in Dublin, wherever their journey begins. If we had a National Transport Authority instead of a National Roads Authority, many more drivers from Meath and elsewhere might have a viable, sustainable and (for many) far preferable way to travel to work.
The desecration of so much of our archeological heritage, often under cover of darkness, in circumstances outside of the law needs to be addressed. The human footprint of the protectors is miniscule by comparison.
It is hardly fair for the OPW to expect Michael Maguire to supply toilet facilities for everyone who ever came to Tara.
Don't be surprised at Tara meetings taking place as far away as Carrick on Shannon. There are Tara meetings taking place as far away as Australia, the US, Canada, Germany, the UK and more. Tara does not belong to Meath Drivers, who again have our sympathies. It belongs to the diaspora, worldwide. Even within our 26 counties, 62% of Irish Adults think this road in its current format is wrong. 58% want a Park instead. (RedC survey January 2008. results guaranteed within + or - 3% of a referendum return). Like it or not Meath Driver you are in the small minority who think the M3 current format is ok.

Never too late
Never too late

Related Link: http://www.sacredireland.org
author by Meath Driverpublication date Wed Mar 05, 2008 17:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yes Terry,

So you agree that the camps are doing damage to the HILL of TARA and on Rath Lugh too.

Their effluent has to go somewhere ?

And so if they dig holes in the ground as latrines - that then is as good as shitting on the ancestors

I may belong to a small minority, but forget not you that it was a small minority that stood up to the British might in the GPO in 1916 too.

author by navan driverpublication date Wed Mar 05, 2008 23:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I have been to the camp at Rath Lugh many times and I’ve met some wonderful and inspiring people there. It’s not exactly easy onsite 24/7 and they're an eclectic mix living and working together in a close community. But they do it and I’ve seen them greet visitors with good humour, showing them around and generally making people very welcome and at ease. If it wasn’t for these people and others like them who turn up to help protect and save our sacred Tara – so much more would already be gone by now.

These people are willing to stand in the rain and the cold for hours on end, armed with nothing but a laminated preservation order and a banner or 2 to hi-lite what's going on (don't forget this road is illegal under E.U. law) and halt the heavy machinery and sometimes very aggressive opposition, grind world heritage into the mud.

and arent we talking long before the GPO 1916, long before Ireland and England and the world as we know it? Can’t we manage to save more than just a few lousy pics, some measurements and a coupla broken pieces of the puzzle in a crate somewhere????

It’s a terrible trade off for thousands of years of human culture lost.

btw discrediting protesters is a well used tactic.

...much love to the camps - Stay Strong!!!

author by Terrypublication date Thu Mar 06, 2008 13:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Once again Meath Driver, you have my sympathies but contrary to your mail, I didn't actually agree about anything. Regarding your reference to the GPO and 1916, those defenders of the Irish identity and the modern day peaceful protectors share some of the same vision and hopefully will eventually be acknowledged in that light.

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