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Tara Belfast Update 31

 

 

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DAY OF ACTION FOR TARA
TUESDAY
3RD MARCH 09

 

whole story on  - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91269

Tara Action March 09

category international | environment| other press author Tuesday February 24, 2009 17:19author by Tarapixie Report this post to the editors

Tarapixies, Direct Action and tara Solidarity Vigil are staging a series of Protests and Events. Details below...

Stop The Madness
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.savetara.com     www.meathmasterplan.com
www.taramusic.net       www.sacredireland.org     www.taranetwork.org
ENQUIRIES: 086 889 62 99 / 086 153 7146

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91269

 

Flyer March 2009

Flyer March 2009
For distribution

 

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the Smithsonian article

March 09 issue of " the Smithsonian "  ...highbrow American publication

........please do read and add to the letters - they are excellent

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Endangered-Cultural-Treasures-The-Hill-of-Tara-Ireland.html

 

Smithsonian magazine  ( see above ) published an article in the March 2009 issue on the Hill of Tara being endangered by the M3 motorway, and included Tara in a list of 15 Must See Sites, before they disappear:

Endangered Site: The Hill of Tara, Ireland; A new tollway threatens the archaeologically rich complex that is the spiritual heart of the country

Please write a letter to the editor of Smithsonian at LettersEd@si.edu

IRISH NEWSPAPER STORIES

Here are related stories from Irish newspapers. Please write a letter to the editor of the papers.

Irish Times: Tara endangered, says Smithsonian - Write to lettersed@irishtimes.ie

Irish Independent: Smithsonian puts Hill of Tara on list of endangered must-sees - Write to independent.letters@unison.independent.ie

Irish News: Seat of kings included in must-see endangered list - Write to letters@irishnews.com

Irish Examiner: Top US museum names Tara 'must-see' site - Write to letters@examiner.ie

Herald: Smithsonian joins fight to save the Hill of Tara - Write to herald.letters@independent.ie

MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT - JOHN GORMLEY

Minister's Statement on Tara and UNESCO - Write to minister@environ.ie

Minister's Review of Ireland's List of UNESCO sites / Expert Advisory Panel - Write to worldheritagetentativelist@environ.ie

GREEN PARTY

Green Party of Ireland info@greenparty.ie
- Trish Forde-Brennan, Chair fordebren@esatclear.ie

UNESCO

UNESCO - United Nations Educational and Scientific Organisation wh-info@unesco.org
Francesco Bandarin - Director of the World Heritage Centre F.Bandarin@unesco.org
Mechtild Rossler - Chief of Section Europe Unit m.rossler@unesco.org

ICOMOS

ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites secretariat@icomos.org
Gustavo ARAOZ - President of ICOMOS garaoz@usicomos.org

ICOMOS Ireland info@icomos.ie
Grellan D. Rourke - President of ICOMOS Ireland grellan.rourke@opw.ie

ICOMOS UK admin@icomos-uk.org
Lord Donald Hankey - President of ICOMOS UK hankeyd@ghkint.com

SMITHSONIAN STORIES:

Endangered Site: The Hill of Tara, Ireland - 2009

Ireland Unleashed - 2005

TARAWATCH

TaraWatch.org info@tarawatch.org +353-87-132-3365
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Irish News Online

Seat of kings included in must-see endangered list

By Rebecca Black
28/02/2009

The hill of tara

SEAT 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

Campaigners 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.
...,....

http://www.irishnews.com/appnews/540/5860/2009/2/28/611421_373835638242Seatofki.html

TBU31_Smithsonian HERE

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peaceful direct action against the destruction

 

4 2 09 action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmnKA1y7Ago

 

whole story on  - http://www.indymedia.ie/article/91100

Sponsored Boxer Short Run of the Tara Valley

category national | environment| event notice author Friday February 13, 2009 00:57author by IshtarCelt Report this post to the editors

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

Dave
Dave


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

: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu1_-3YPKJ0

Related Link: http://www.tarapixie.net

 

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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 :-
        Tara Solidarity Vigil Account AIB Navan
        Sort Code 93-21-83
        Account NO: 43326084

        For International Banking :-
        IBAN: IE96-AIBK-9321-8343-3260-84 (BIC:AIBKIE2D)

        also credit for the Vigil phone - please send to 0861758557- VERY URGENT.

        HELP NEEDED NOW. Cameras and phones to document, witnesses, support.

        XXX

 
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Mythology

Current Events

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 Centurywww.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


http://www.mythiclinks.com/mythic-links.php?id=3

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Irish Times poll 2009

Do you think the Hill of Tara should be designated a Unesco world heritage site?  

67% YES

33% NO

The Irish Times Poll is a forum for people who wish to express their views on issues of topical interest. In order to represent as wide a range of opinions as possible and provide a stimulating platform for discussion, we ask all our contributors to only post comments which are relevant to the daily question.

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/polls/index.cfm?fuseaction=yesnopoll&pn=7&lastID=155562&subsiteid=356&pollid=8710

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