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Irish Times reports that protesters have dug tunnels to preserve tara valley

category meath | history and heritage | other press author Monday March 10, 2008 18:06author by Tom Dick and Harry Report this post to the editors

Noel Dempsey says he can see light at the end of the tunnel

Alternative uses for tara tunnel system (if the NRA give up on destroying the tara valley) :

Bertie Ahern could stash mooney in the tunnels for a while, until he gets his bank accounts sorted. Dermot Ahern could be looking up the trees.

Storage of E-voting machines

Carbon Capture

Place for the Labour Party to dump the weapons they inherited from the Workers Party

Westlife CD's could be buried in the tunnels

Paintballing dungeons and dragons style

Underground electricity cables

natural gas pipeline

Westlife could be buried there

(that's enough uses for tara tunnels- Ed)

tara.jpg

PROTESTERS AT Rath Lugh, a small hill near tara, say they can hold out for months in a series of tunnels they have dug into a hillside to try and stop construction of the M3 motorway.

(Shamelessly stolen from the)
IRISH TIMES
March 10th 2008

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The protesters say the tunnels descend from a barricaded camp built on the slopes of Rath Lugh, a prominent forested hill capped by ancient earthworks that protesters say dates to around 300BC.

Construction work will collapse the tunnels and risks killing the protesters inside, they say.

Part of the hill will have to be excavated to allow the passage of the motorway. A temporary protection order has so far prevented motorway builders from cutting into the slope, but the protesters expect the order to be lifted imminently. The protesters say they were told last week that they will be evicted from Rath Lugh.

The protesters, who object to a motorway cutting through an area dotted with ancient ruins and important historic sites, say they have spent six months building the tunnels, which they plan to occupy if construction work moves ahead at Rath Lugh.

"It's taken six months to build them," said Lisa Feeney, one of the protesters who has set up camp at Rath Lugh.

"We've built them with lump hammers, buckets and a string system," said Ms Feeney. "It's a labyrinth - a lot of the work was done by night over the last couple of months. Security hasn't really noticed because we've been bringing out bags of sand and dumping it nearby. Real Shawshank Redemption stuff."

The Irish Times had to take the protesters at their word, since they would not allow a viewing of their underground excavation. "We don't want anyone to know exactly where the tunnels are," said Ms Feeney.

There were plenty of places at Rath Lugh where tunnel entrances could be hidden. The site is covered with trees and dotted with tents, including a kind of canvas teepee headquarters that was warmed by a wood-burning cooker. When The Irish Times visited yesterday, the protesters were using it to cook a breakfast of eggs. Smoke escaped through an opening at the top of the teepee.

Ms Feeney said that the tunnels are stocked with food, and will be occupied at the first sign of excavation work. She said it would be difficult to remove protesters because the tunnels will be considered too dangerous for gardaí or rescue personnel to enter.

Ms Feeney said protesters were prepared to risk their safety in the tunnels. "Look, we're not a bunch of anarchists trying to get rid of corporate greed. We're just trying to save this valley. I don't know if I want to live in a world that doesn't have places like tara in it."

author by mondomanpublication date Thu Mar 13, 2008 14:55author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Can someone explain to me how digging tunnels through the site is considered accpetable and the construciton of a road is not?? Makes no sense to me....

author by Con Connor - Ireland's Druidschoolpublication date Thu Mar 13, 2008 14:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Today, 00:16 #1 imeddyhobbs Registered User.
First with the news:Tara protesters to be removed .
Watch out for this story tomorrow,The troops are going in to remove all protesters from the site! Where are your friends tonight
Taken from http://boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=d7093dedf03...54357

How did this ‘imeddyhobbs’ know about the planned attack on the Protectors of Tara at Rath Lugh at 16 minutes past midnight last night? Is operation bedrock leaking?

author by Murtpublication date Thu Mar 13, 2008 15:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I liked your list of possible tunnel uses and want to add another:-

the safe storage of unread and undistributed copies of the Lisbon Treaty.

author by Kbot (kilkenny boys on tour) - The Curragh boys appreciation society publication date Thu Mar 13, 2008 16:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"Look, we're not a bunch of anarchists trying to get rid of corporate greed. We're just trying to save this valley. I don't know if I want to live in a world that doesn't have places like Tara in it"

We're quite happy to live in a world without Tara if we could end corporate greed in fact capitalism and whole shibang. What use is protecting something like Tara while we're stuck working long jobs for crap pay feelin alienated from the world around us.

author by muddaearthpublication date Thu Apr 17, 2008 09:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You have just contradicted yourself Kilkenny Boy. Fight against the destruction of Tara and you fight against corporate greed. Wakey Wakey. You have much to learn.

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