Save Tara Campaign, Desperate Situation and
I don't even know if this is going on or not. This was from like 2004 or 2005.
If you find out it's not please let me know. Was Tara Saved?

The Hill of Tara is the oldest existing monument of western civilization; older than the pyramids of Egypt and was the site of the coronations of Celtic Irish kings and was a neolithic mounds site with astronomical delineation in the construction. It was a Druid site and also the exact location where St. Patrick held the influential mass which caused Ireland to be Christianized.

It is a complex of several hills which were manmade mounds featuring Tara in the center with other features in the central complex such as the Mound Of The Hostages and The Lia Fail, Stone Of Destiny. Other adjacent hills are north, south, east and west of Tara thus forming a complex in a wonderful landscape.

The Irish Government is planning a four-lane motorway only 1 km from the actual hill, with a 25 acre floodlit (10 hectares) intersection only 1.5km away. Full construction work is scheduled to begin at the end of 2005. All archaeological and historical evidence shows that Tara throughout time has been inseparable from the land around it. Tara is constituted by its surrounding landscape, not just the hill.


Leading archaeologists say that the entire Tara landscape should by rights be declared a World Heritage Site.

There is a current ongoing campaign to save Tara from destruction from this national highway proposal. There was a peaceful demonstration protest march on Saturday, November 27th, 2004. Now the government office has posted a deadline: noon, January 11th, 2005 for a "statement of Interest", which are letters for or against this highway construction which is referred to as the M3 Motorway Proposal.

There is an organization called The Save the TaraSkryne Valley Group in Meath, the website and as well as other art, cultural and archaeological websites driven by interested people internationally who are united in this campaign to save Tara.

There are petition forms online at both websites below:

Deadline is January 11, 2005.
Send your "statement of Interest" letters to:
Clerk of the Joint Committee on Transport
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

From the U.S.A.: Don't forget adequate international postage - check with your post office.


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