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Tara/M3 controversy to be raised at UNESCO

category international | history and heritage | other press author Saturday June 14, 2008 15:23author by misspix Report this post to the editors

A Phoblacht reports on the new initiative by TaraWatch, to raise the Tara issue with UNESCO

AN IMPORTANT forum of the world’s leading archaeologists is to debate the controversial M3 motorway route near the hill of Tara in County Meath.

In what could be a highly embarrassing development for the Irish Government, the World Archaeological Congress is to hold a public debate on whether a decision to run a motorway through one of the country’s most sensitive archaeological sites was merited.

The M3 motorway is expected to be completed in two years. Since the final route was announced, academics worldwide and campaigners in Ireland have criticised the decision.

Last week, the World Archaeological Congress identified campaign group TaraWatch as a stakeholder in the Tara/M3 issue and asked for a position statement on the matter to be incorporated into a round-table discussion at the 6th World Archaeological Congress, to be held in University College Dublin, from 29 June to 2 July. The debate will focus on the ethical considerations of the M3 project. Public submissions will also be included in the position statement.


Meanwhile, TaraWatch will be making a formal submission to UNESCO to coincide with the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee in Canada (from 2 July) and a delegation of experts is to be sent to the event to lobby on behalf of Tara.

TaraWatch has issued a call to the public for submissions which will be presented to the Archaeological Congress and the UNESCO meeting. The group says it is vital that all stakeholders in the issue make a written submission before 21 June, 2008.

TaraWatch says submissions should address the importance of the Hill of Tara, why it should be a UNESCO World Heritage site, and why the M3 motorway should not be built in the area proposed to be protected by UNESCO.

A new web address has been set up for people to enter statements at
Longer submissions can be emailed directly to

TaraWatch says the process is being launched in response to the recent announcement by Environment Minister John Gormley that he has begun the nomination process for the Hill of Tara to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site but with the controversial M3 route going through the middle of this archaeologically sensitive area.

Laura Grealish of TaraWatch said:

“We are sending a delegation of experts and heritage professionals to the UNESCO meeting in Quebec to make the case for Tara.

“It is vital that the public are given an opportunity to state their opinions on this issue and that those opinions are heard by the international bodies that are responsible for world heritage.

“Unfortunately, we have been given very short notice and it is vital that the public are aware that this process is occurring, so we have set up a website to make it easy for people.

“We believe that UNESCO has the power to influence the re-routing of the M3 now that the Minister for the Environment has invited them into the equation. We also believe it would be unethical and illegal for UNESCO to declare Tara a World Heritage Site without first requiring that the M3 be moved away from the site as well as the buffer zone around it.”

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   Tara     Muddaearth    Fri Jun 27, 2008 17:56 
   The road is going ahead.     joe mc gowan    Fri Jun 27, 2008 18:40 
   Tara Road     Biker    Sat Jun 28, 2008 09:23 
   Unesco     Hanna Zdunska    Thu Jul 31, 2008 01:08 
   Meath Post, 29th. July 2008.     The reporter    Tue Aug 05, 2008 00:42 
   Entrance To Tara Hill     Bonoh    Tue Aug 05, 2008 14:43 
   Work at Rath Lugh     M. Ni Bhrolchain    Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:18 
   The Truth     Frank O'Reilly    Sun Aug 10, 2008 07:10 
   To Frank     Siobhan Rice    Sun Aug 10, 2008 21:32 
 10   Alternative     Road user    Tue Aug 12, 2008 15:47 

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