10. The archaeological discoveries ( 40+) in the Tara Skryne
valley within this narrow 80 m wide road- take prove beyond a shadow of
doubt the extent of this valley in terms of cultural heritage. One can
only imagine what other wonders are as yet undiscovered in this valley. The
value of the Tara Skryne valley in terms of Irish, European and worldwide
heritage has been recognised by the following;
11. EU to take action over
handling of Tara route for M3
The Irish Times Wednesday, October 17,
The Commission has begun legal action against the State over what
they say is its failure to fully transpose Environmental Impact
Assessmentdirective into Irish law.
As an example they have cited the
decision not to have a second EIA when the national monument at Lismullen was
found on the route of the M3
12. On the Significance of
by Dr. Ronald Hicks, Department of Anthropology, Ball State
University, Indiana August 2007
The monument discovered earlier this
year at Lismullin is, quite simply, unique. For that reason, if for no
other, it should be preserved.
In order to assess the significance of the
Lismullin site, it is necessary to consider it from several points of
view. The first of these is in terms of its relationship to the Hill of
Tara. The monument's discovery underscores what archaeologists and
historians have been saying for several years and therefore should have come
as no surprise. The Tara ceremonial/ritual complex is not confined to
the Hill of Tara but extends to several square kilometres of the
Ronald Hicks - Archaeological Method & Theory and the M3
13. World Monument Fund Endangered Sites
One of them, Tara Hill, which is considered the ceremonial and
mythicalcapital of Ireland and is threatened by a motorway for
Dublin commuters, was described as "the biggest advocacy challenge" on
the World Monuments Fund's watch list for 2008.
14. Letter of the XIII
Celtic Congress to TD Gormley
At its closing session on Friday 27 July, the
assembled delegates to the
XIII International Celtic Congress,
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, instructed us to
send you this letter, to protest most vigorously against the destruction
of the environs of Tara and of other historic and prehistoric sites in
Ireland, such as Lismullin.
15. The Massachusetts Archaeological
"The proposed construction of a major motorway through the Tara
Archaeological Complex has been brought to our attention by our members.
Board of Trustees
voted unanimously, at its meeting of September
8th, 2007, to oppose this project"
16. The Archaeological Institute
has condemned theproject, and their upcoming issue of Archaeology
Magazine will featurethe Lismullin national monument has being one of the
Top Ten MostExciting archaeological discoveries in 2007.
Times Dec 12th More Historic Findings Discovered In Path Of M3
A rock with
megalithic art engravings similar to those found in Newgrange has been
discovered during excavations for the M3 motorway in Meath
thought to be five thousand years old and engraved with megalithic art
similar to the stones at Newgrange has been discovered in an early
historic souterrain complex that is being currently excavated to make
way for the M3.