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10 ways to make a difference to the environment

Irish Times
Saturday, May 10, 2008

Brian Cowen wants to improve the planet for his children. Here's how he could help to do it, writes FRANK McDONALD .   ~ TEXT



May 24th

TARA   ~Heritage Family Day


check with  Sophia 0851750555 though before going down in case arrangements have changed

May 24th      Tailors Hall*

This event hopes to reconnect people to the History, Mythology and beauty of the Tara Valley. Hope it will be a fun day out for the kids as well. Discussions, forums on the future effects of Environment and Ecology.
Up-to-date information presentations, documentaries, discussions on M3 issues, video, photography and speakers. The Tara Family is also the family who loves Tara Valley and cares about its well being!!! We are more than our bling!!!! We should cherish our ancient roots and celebrate it especially on this day.

Open trad session day and evening, to all you musicians. There are still some space for bands to play. . The venue is fully disability accessible and there are three rooms and a courtyard which has a marquee on the day .

*Tailors Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8 for Saturday 24th May. (Off Tomas Street). **12:00-18:00 and 19:00-00:30*
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*The day events: Children/Family main audience open 12 to 18:00. E5.00 per person with light refreshments.*

- Children's entertainment: Face painters, Jugglers, trad musicians,
treasure hunt throughout the day. Starting at 12 noon until 6pm.
- Heritage films detailing the Tara valley, history and mythology andrecent footage/images in Meeting room indoors.
- Storytelling, poetry reading, crafts, weaving
- Dual-Lingual event as much as possible, information room with projector, presentations with speakers from historical, archaeological, academic background.
- Light refreshments (non-alcoholic) and finger food.
- DJ playing also

*Traditional Music Session:19:00 -00:30 Sunday. Entrance E10 (E5 concession with day token)*

- Trad session.
- Indoor bar.
- Wine and Beer, small spirit bar
- DJ.
- Hopefully an informative, enjoyable day for everyone. This is not a fundraiser but any money collected at the door will be to cover event costs.

Thank you for showing your support, to contact me Sophia 0851750555 with any questions please feel free. See also the new website up only a day or

www.m3tolls.com (still under development !) sign the petition if you get the chance and feel free to forward....thank you.


TARA - Indymedia stories from last week

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Last Saturday at Dail Eireann

report and pictures of the March last Saturday to support the Meath Master Plan  -


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 some already on http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87436

the Meath Master Plan - an Alternative Vision as devised by Independant traffic researchers
Brian Guckian  087 9140105   railprojects@eircom.net
Tadhg Crowley 085 7159013 tadhgcrowley@gmail.com               

Meath on Track

Railusers Ireland



Tara support in Leitrim - party , get together Session and camping to raise awareness of Tara

Sat 14th of June - all welcome



Featuring   :   New Secret Weapon  :     Uisce Beatha    :     Big Accoustic Session  On Covered Outdoor Stage :

Decks in marquee with guest top international D J’s   

Watch this Space for Further Musicians to Confirm           

If You Have A Band That Can Play Contact Us ASAP



                           FOOD AND DRINK ON SALE

All Welcome                                                               Bring an Instrument  

Loads of Indy Films and direct action footage on outdoor projector

Camping Field and Compost Toilet

Leitrim Protectors of Tara

Bank Account 88987400 Sort Code: 90-53-36

Directions:    From Drumshambo:Go to church and graveyard towards McMurphys Tavern. Stay on the road until JP Lees Post Office.

Take the next left towards Ballinagleara. Take that road for 3 miles over 3 little bridges.

At the T junction turn left. Take that road for a hundred yards and you’ll see us !




Aosdana votes to support Heaney re/ Tara   ...details to follow ...



  .......    Ferrovial going bust ....?



Ahern's action on Tara questioned

The Irish Emigrant - Articles  

To the editor:

As the outgoing Irish Taoiseach speaks to the U.S. Congress in Washington, I would ask the American people to bear in mind the legacy that this man is leaving behind him here in Ireland. Something may be known here in the United States about the question mark that hangs over his financial dealings, and the American public may have heard a little about the disgraceful Health Service that he has brought about over the last 10 years.

However, what may not be so well-known is the travesty that is taking place in the Tara Skryne Valley, beside the world-renowned Hill of Tara, spiritual home of millions of people with any Irish blood in their veins. The Irish government, led by Bertie Ahern, are building a four-laned motorway through the Tara Skryne Valley, with a 52-acre interchange only a mile from the foot of the Hill of Tara. This interchange is to be floodlit 24-hours-a-day, and one can only imagine with horror the develpment that will follow the building of this road.  - MORE



at Ballynoe stones ,



not obviously relevant - there arent a whole heap of Native Americans at Tara  - but somebody was talking about this book in the context of Tara and it interestingly questions our ideas of " Progress "

In the Absence of the Sacred:
The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations




Still have 3 copies of the wonderful second Tara CD compiled by Seano at the Mullans Organic Farm stall at St Georges market tomorrow - they are double CDS  - loads of great tracks and a couple of brilliant ones - selling for £11 each - all proceeds to the Vigil and the various Tara funds that are needing money

details of the CD and the artists on www.taramusic.net



Bush in Belfast - letter of  protest re/ invasion of Iraq and not signing up for Kyoto - details ....HERE


Ash - poet from Tara wins poetry Award  - details HERE


Energy Grid



previous Tara Belfast updates are now indexed from http://www.tarataratara.net/TaraBelfast/TBU_Index.htm

or rather - they will be  -

-  there isnt a whole lot of obvious point to this......

  except that they will eventually have some of the pictures , descriptions and explanations and stuff that didn't go into the real ones . Of course it would be better to be actually organising more things ....


 Tara Support in Belfast .....?

any thoughts - plans- ideas etc .....?

please get in touch  - or just go ahead and organise something - there IS no Central Campaign ...its just random people ; )


all the best -

contacts for Vigil
- Vigil phone 086-1758557
Rath Lugh camp phone: o86 1537 146
another number: 086-3600478
to ring from North or UK
or anywhere else ( ? ) - replace first zero with 00353
me anitagreg@gmail.com
mob 07944969373
more details as usual on -


  ( activists )
www.Indymedia.ie   ( for News - search for " Tara" )
www.tarataratara.net   (mine - usually needs updating - )
and the usual - if you are on this list by mistake - just tell me and I will take you off it 
but if you know anyone else who might be interested - please circulate it
and www.sacredireland.org     thats it for the moment - PLEASE support the protest and campaigns peacefully 
and however you can - but letters to the papers especially are needed now ~~~