Tara - the Future

In its ratification of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, the Republic of Ireland pledged to conserve not only the World Heritage sites situated on its territory, but also to protect its National Heritage.
This document defines sites as "works of man or the combined works of nature and of man, and areas including archaeological sites which are of outstanding universal value from the historical, aesthetic, ethnological or anthropological points of view."

We the undersigned people of the North of Ireland now call on the Government of the Republic of Ireland to do exactly that.

Even at this latest hour
To cease the destruction in the Tara/Gabhra Valley which holds so many keys to Myth and to History
and which is held in the hearts of people all over the world as source of Music, Poetry and Inspiration

To use the knowledge gained from the excavations as a base of a World Heritage Park dedicated to Peace and to Learning

And to urgently address the transport issues of Meath but in a way in line with the need to reduce Oil Dependency , Traffic Congestion and Carbon Emissions , the plea from Trocaire for Social Justice, with the Kyoto agreement and with the need to create a Sustainable Future

We believe that this turnaround - difficult as it might seem - will be seen by future generations as courageous wise and

To be a significant point of change - and a beacon to the world as we address the problems facing us head on .

What better future for Tara ?