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19th June 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLSTICE~
  - the day the sun stands still  three Tara events that I know of - probably others

 
call to Artists and everyone else to the Vigil fire at Tara - it is its 2nd Birthday - it is still going strong and stronger than ever - but has moved from behind Rath Grainne to Rath Maeve  ~ details and map HERE

Tara Art exhibition and auction in Dublin

details below and from Tarawatch

Here in the North - a gathering at the Holestone - 7pm on Sat -

details below

                                                                  ....and please sign the petition to UNESCO - HERE

 

 

 


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Gathering at the Holestone at 7pm on Saturday 21st June

Meeting at Janet O'Hagans house at 6pm to leave at 6.30 - on time
or straight to the Holestone to be there at 7pm -  directions HERE

It doesn't matter if there is a whole crowd of people - or just a few

except in terms of transport which we don't have a whole lot of - so if you could get in touch with Janet if you either would need or could offer a lift  from Belfast then that would be class

Her mobile number is 90371959

we will be planning  around theTara Of the Heart events but also because we just want to be in this special place on the evening of the summer Solstice to gather energies

please bring food and music or a poem if you like

  water from a groundspring , stream or river near you if you can - but mainly just yourself  - hope to see you there

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Tara of the Heart

events being planned in Belfast for October by Janet O'Hagan and others - details so far ..will be ....HERE


 

 

please sign the

TARAWATCH PETITION TO UNESCO

TaraWatch is sending a delegation to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, to the held in Quebec City, 2-10 July, to lobby for the preservation of the Hill of Tara archaeological complex, being threatened by the M3 motorway construction works. A petition will be handed in, along with a formal submission.
This initiative is being taken in response to the proposal by Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, to make a Tara World Heritage site, with the M3 passing through the middle of it. TaraWatch supports the nomination of Tara, but wants UNESCO to insist that the M3 is re-routed first.

                           text of petition HERE


" Hi everyone,

Just to let you know, the petition is already nearing 1,000, with 950 signatures.
It is key that we get as many signatures as possible before July, so we send a powerful message to UNESCO.

Please forward the link to all your contacts.

Also, you can change your signature/footer in your personal email options or settings, and add the following: "
VS


Please Sign the new Save Tara UNESCO petition       

       http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savetara      

"

 

 

 

Tara Art Exhibition and Auction

Art auction

An art auction is being held on Saturday, 21 June, in the Pearse family home, at 27 Pearse Street, Dublin, in order to fund the delegation. The house was the birth place of Pádraig Pearse, (10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) Pearse was a teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the revolutionary leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. The perfectly restored building now houses the Ireland Institute for Historical and Cultural Studies. Pearse is recorded as wanting the 1916 Proclamation of Independence read out on the Hill of Tara, as well as outside the General Post Office,on O’Connell Street, where he read it out at the beginning of the Easter Rising.

Works of art are being donated by a number of celebrated Irish artists, including Louis le Brocquy, Jim Fitzpatrick and Tom Mathews. The auction remains open for other artists to donate works, if they wish to participate.

The print being donated by Louis le Brocquy can be viewed at the Taylor Galleries, 16 Kildare Street, up until the day of the auction. Mr le Brocquy will also provide a written statement, concerning the artistic importance of Tara, to be submitted to UNESCO.

All the works will be on display at Pearse House, from 11.00am onwards, on 21 June. The auction itself will take place at 7.00pm.

For more information, please contact info@tarawatch.org / +353-87-972-8603

or see the tarawatch site - HERE

 

please click HERE
for the SOLSTICE VISION~   from SacredIreland  

 

Have finally got a copy of the interesting speech that Sqeek (Lisa Feeney , the girl in the tunnel ) made outside Dail Eireann - speeches from Meath Cllr Philip Cantwell and Cllr Peadar Toibin still hopefully to come

copy of Squeeks's speech   HERE

copy of Tadgh's's speech     HERE  Tadhg Crowley speaks for Meath Master Plan by Maireid Sullivan

about the march and slideshow of  all pictures -  HERE

         

more about the Meath Park Plan - and downloadable copy -  HERE    

also TBU_MMP   

 

re/ the referendum on the Lisbon Treaty

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/duh-of-course-we-are-sceptical-1413574\.html

Duh! Of course we are sceptical
Irish Independent - Letter to the Editor
Wednesday June 18 2008


"There seems to be a disconnect between the people and the politicians ... a loss of trust." Duh? After almost seven years of opinion polls saying... 'We'd prefer  this M3 motorway not to go through this not only extremely historic but also  probably the most emotionally important site for us, the politicians wonder why we don't trust them?
The fact that once you read the planning permission and see Conor Newman's opinion -- by someone with 18 or more years working in the Tara area --  being overridden by someone who's never even worked in that type of area, it doesn't inspire the average person to believe that our Government has actually read the documents (sounds familiar!) to do with the M3 planning permission through Tara,
or care a hoot about what the Irish people think or want.
So it's not a great leap from the Greens wanting their ministerial cars  to our TDs wanting cushy MEP jobs -- and who cares how it affects the ordinary  Irish person.
We are right to be sceptical. The EU must clarify Lisbon and not rely on  trust.


PAULINE BLEACH
AUGUSTINE COURT, GALWAY


 

Aosdana

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  .......   the Tara Landcape ....?   map  HERE

 

Belfast , February

zillions of photos - mainly of Tara and of Belfast - uploaded  HERE

 

old Indymedia story about the lack of railways  HERE

new plans HERE but not reinstating the railway all the way to Navan - which would make the M3 which is  a private toll road for commuter traffic an unprofitable white elephant  - so -  no current plans  .............

 

 

SAINT PATRICK AT TARA, COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND
Teamhair na Rí, or the Hill of Tara, was the seat of the ancient Irish kings and, according to legend, of the divine race of kings who ruled before them. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick was constructed on the network of hills, and features this statue of the saint holding a shepherd's crook and shamrock, hidden here by the setting sun.

 

 

  ...it apears that Ferrovial may be going bust   .. also CINTRA ... the two companies involved in the construction of the M3 /destruction of the Valley  ....details to follow ....

TBU_Ferrovial
and

TBU_Cintra

 

there also a page about the conections between Tara and places in the North - not much written on it yet - it is a Work in Progress ..meaning that its only started ...  .... any help very welcome  ...anyway , its HERE

 

 

 Tara Support in Belfast

 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 - Anita

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

www.tarawatch.org

www.tarapixie.net
  ( 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
me  ....  anitagreg@gmail.com
http://www.tarataratara.net
02890802842
  NEW mobile -
...have gone back to the old number - sorry ; ) 07944969373
Happy Solstice  !!!
 

 

 MISC

 

 

 ...  last week's popcorN story turned out to be a hoax - sorry .....

 

the Ecohouse  - details soon ....


 

The Mystery of the Serpent Mound

From the Book Jacket

The mysterious Serpent Mound, in the Ohio Valley, is a masterpiece of prehistoric architecture. Its enormous size alone inspires awe and reverence. Even deeper meanings may be hidden in the dimensions and lost functions of this ancient religious structure. Researcher Ross Hamilton has uncovered multiple layers of secrets hidden within the earthworks of the Serpent Mound , and his discoveries contribute to a new understanding of prehistoric spiritual science and engineering.

“An extraordinary book! Ross Hamilton’s discoveries and revelations in Mystery of the Serpent Mound kick open the door to an amazing re-evaluation of what we call the ‘New World.’ Excellent reading!”

his website and various documents at - http://greatserpentmound.info/

 

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THE LAST TAINO 'QUEEN'

Loiza Aldea: Legend of Yuiza. Taino Cacique of Puerto Rico  not obviously relevant but I like it ...