Tara Belfast Update
DAY OF ACTION FOR TARA
TUESDAY 3RD MARCH 09
whole story on - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91269
Tara Action March 09
other press Tuesday February 24, 2009 17:19 by Tarapixie
Tarapixies, Direct Action and tara Solidarity Vigil are staging a series of Protests and Events. Details below...
Stop The Madness
Tar go Teamhair, Come to Tara, Tar go Teamahir, Come to Tara, Tar go Teamhair
DAY OF ACTION FOR TARA
TUESDAY 3RD MARCH 09
NON VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AGAINST M3
PEACEFUL PROTEST ☺
Despite EU Rulings to stop work on the illegal M3 motorway through Tara, destruction continues... The
people of Meath and Ireland are expected to pay €2,600 a year in TOLLS to use a motorway that destroys
the ancient graveyards, monuments and cultural landscape of Tara na Rí. Despite the scarring already
inflicted at Tara, one of the MOST CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT CELTIC LANDSCAPES in the world, it is still a
beautiful place steeped in ancient history, folklore and living traditions.
We are calling for the people of IRELAND, wearing your County Colours, to come to Tara na Rí
Níl neart go cur le chéile
(There is no strength without coming together)
COME SHOW YOUR COUNTY'S STRENGTH AND GIVE SUPPORT FOR THE MEATH MASTER
PLAN, A MORE ECONOMICALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY, AND CULTURALLY COST EFFECTIVE
ALTERNATIVE.- AND SHOW THE WORLD THAT IRISH CULTURE, IDENTITY, AND HERITAGE
IS NOT FOR SALE TO MULTINATIONAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE FOR TARA
Bring friends, family, warm waterproof clothes, boots, packed lunch, costumes, banners, instruments,
cameras and county colours
www.taramusic.net www.sacredireland.org www.taranetwork.org
ENQUIRIES: 086 889 62 99 / 086 153 7146
the Smithsonian article
Seat of kings included in must-see endangered list
By Rebecca Black
FIT FOR A KING: The hill of tara which campaigners say is under threat
from a government plan to re-route the new M3 motorway
battling to protect Ireland's ancient seat of kings from bulldozers
have received a boost after it was named a must-see international
attraction on a par with the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
peaceful direct action against the destruction
whole story on - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91100
Sponsored Boxer Short Run of the Tara Valley
event notice Friday February 13, 2009 00:57 by IshtarCelt
Dave is going to do a sponsored run along the M3
to raise funds for a mass day of action on the 3rd march at Tara
Next Wednesday, March 18th Feb.,
Dave is going to do a sponsored run along the M3 route
- in his Boxer Shorts
Lets hope he has nice weather for it...
He has collected over E200 already...
The video will be uploaded onto youtube under the username 'nomoredramas'
sometime later that day, and we will post here also
Please print off a Sponsor form and some flyers and spread
Níl neart go chur le cheile
Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net
Vigil support and map
Vigil Support details - checked for accuracy last week
Details of the DA account TOTALLY managed by and for the DA are :-
Solidarity Vigil Account AIB Navan
Sort Code 93-21-83
For International Banking :-
also credit for the Vigil phone - please send to 0861758557- VERY
HELP NEEDED NOW. Cameras and phones to document, witnesses,
Click on map for a larger version
MYTHIC TRADITION - A LEGACY FOR TODAY...............Spring Series 2009
VENUE: Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.
TIME: Register 7.15pm, Starts 7.30pm.
COST: €10 Euro per event, or reduced rate for series.
Thursday 22nd Jan: Dr. Mary CONDREN "Brigit -Sacred Soulsmith Elemental Healer "
Author of The Serpent & the Goddess-Women, Religion & Power in Celtic Ireland’ www.instituteforfeminismandreligion.org
Thursday 5th Feb: Sean GILMARTIN "Brigit’s Secret Landscape Places, Saints & Sun Goddess"
Stories, place names, and astronomy – An extraordinary pattern in the landscape.
Thursday 26th Feb: Dr. Brendan O'DONOGHUE"Moriarty’s Dreamtime Re-Imagining Our Earliest Myths" Philosopher writer John Moriarty invoked a new vision for Ireland. Brendan teaches Philosophy at UCC.
Thursday 5th March: Dr. Kelly FITZGERALD "The Voice of Etain A Magical Epic Of Early Irish Literature"
Beautiful Etain, King Midir : Love, Transformation, Sovereignty. Kelly lectures at UCD Dept. of Folklore.
Thursday 26th March: Marie HEANEY "Legends of Ireland Over Nine Waves"
Author of two books retelling Irish myth cycles, and of an introduction to Irish poetry ‘Heart’s Mysteries’.
Thursday 2nd April: Jenny BUTLER "Glimpsing the Supernatural From Pagan Gods to Fairies"
Jenny teaches at UCC Dept. of Folklore and organised Ritual Year International SIEF Conference 2008.
Thursday 7th May: Dolores WHELAN 'Bealtine Fire of May A Journey Through the Celtic Year"
Author of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New – Celtic Spirituality in the 21st Century’ www.doloreswhelan.ie
Thursday 21st May: Sandy DUNLOP "Defining National Identity Through Folklore and Myth"
Shaping a Country’s Vision - Ideas of Ireland; Finland’s sagas; England; Hitler’s Germany. www.bard.ie
Irish Times poll 2009
There is the biggest threat to Tara... as soon as you have a motorway
interchange you have to have a business park. It's written somewhere
the Irish Manual of How to F**k up the Countryside that each County
keeps under there collective pillows.
On 25 Feb 2009, at 23:59, Dr.
Muireann Ni Bhrolchain wrote:
> He urged the Department Of Environment
& Local Government to press the
> M3 main contractors to complete the
motorway ahead of their mid-2010
> schedule to help the town prepare for
the inevitable business cycle
> He said the
removal of both the N3 and N52 through-traffic from the
would at last enable Kells retail and other businesses to compete more
effectively and open up lands near the motorway to development.
“Already the very successful Loyd Business Park is nearly full, so now
is the time to develop a second such park, ideally on the south side
> the town near the planned motorway exit,” he
<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
Curse of Tara Strikes Again ....?
[Another one of the ministers involved directly in the destruction of
helicopter in emergency landing
Monday, 2 March 2009 16:46
carrying Minister for Tourism Martin Cullen was forced to
make an emergency
landing in Killarney this afternoon.
Mr Cullen had just finished addressing
the annual conference of the
Irish Hotels Federation and the Air Corps AW
139 had taken off from the
grounds of the Malton Hotel in Killarney.
left-hand side door of the helicopter fell off at a height of 500ft
flew over Killarney National Park at Castlerosse outside the
The helicopter made an emergency landing nearby at
Killarney Golf and
No one was injured in the
Eye witnesses say Mr Cullen, who was flying with an assistant and a
of three, was shaken following the incident.
He has since continued
his journey by road to Kerry Airport from where
he is expected to get a
flight back to Dublin.
The Defence Forces said in a statement that the
aircraft is on the
ground until a Military Airworthiness Inspection Team and
from Air Corps HQ, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel examine
This team will fly to Kerry to assess the helicopter and it will be
moved after the inspection.
The passengers had boarded the helicopter
through the right hand side
door before take off.
The same helicopter
brought Minister Cullen from Waterford to Killarney
this morning and was
returning to Dublin when the incident occurred.
According to the Defence
Forces, the AW 139 can fly with doors open
under certain speeds, but this is
normally in military and winching roles.
film - Spirit of Kells
Ulster Wildlife Trust
Sent: 02 March 2009 10:39
Subject: MARCH work
Hello and apologies
for the slight delay in getting the March programme out to
you.As ever, if you are
interested in coming out on any of the days, please contact Willy or
New Line, Crossgar, Co Down, BT30 9EP
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