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category national | history and heritage | news report author Friday December 14, 2007 13:44author by Madam K Report this post to the editors

The NRA communications officer threatened the individual/s responsible for entering site to gather images with criminal damage and trespass while at the same time refusing media access .The soutterains were bulldozed that very afternoon.

Now Rath Lugh under threat.

Tent at the front line of Rath Lugh
Tent at the front line of Rath Lugh

Those documenting events are as usual receiving threats and intimidation.

John Gormley has used his powers under the National Monuments Acts to make a temporary preservation order for Rath Lugh.The Minister asked NUI Galway archaeologist and Tara expert Dr Conor Newman to examine the site and it was on his recommendation that the preservation order was made "to be absolutely sure that the monument is protected".I approached Mr.Eamon Ryan and asked if he would like to view video footage I had which proved heavy machinery moving through this protected area,he refused.

Anyone else interested?

The photos show the "protected "area of Rath Laugh with fresh heavy machinery track marks .The rock which has now disappeared from site was photographed by Rath Lugh activists and without these images I doubt the existence of it would have been made known .The NRA communications officer threatened the individual/s responsible for entering site to gather images with criminal damage and trespass while at the same time refusing media access .The soutterains were bulldozed that very afternoon.

Now Rath Lugh under threat.

Camp in need of laptop and cameras.ph 0861537146

4 X 4 enter the protected zone
4 X 4 enter the protected zone

What remains of the Henge
What remains of the Henge

Megalithic Rock
Megalithic Rock

author by Madam Kpublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 13:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Tracks of the NRA's Tears

Heavy machinery got in there earlier
Heavy machinery got in there earlier

author by Carmelpublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 14:05author address author phone Report this post to the editors

These images are heartbreaking.

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author by billy idlepublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 14:42author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The ongoing desecration of Tara is a symbol for the type of country we've become. A country with no soul, no culture and where everything and everybody is for sale. Is this what good men died for?? The era of the plastic paddy has truely arrived!!!!

author by Madame Kpublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 17:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I hear Eamon Ryan is over at Bewleys with George Hook at the mo,hmmmmmm..,...second time lucky ?

author by Warriorpublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 19:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Well done on the shots and the information, you make us a proud with your conviction.
Best wishes and thanks.

author by Madam kpublication date Fri Dec 14, 2007 21:27author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Give us your laptop !

and a camera ...and possibly a 3ccd hi def panasonic dx 100....

well it `s the consumer frenzy orgy is apon us ...no harm in asking

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author by local peoplepublication date Sat Dec 15, 2007 22:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We live nearby and pass through the effected area very frequently. Indeed, it is hearbreaking to see our land and archaeological heritage so needlessly destroyed by the government and their financial backers. A big thank you to all of you who are trying to stop this utter insanity. You are doing a fine job by bringing this outrage to everybody's attention.
But there is one problem we have with the campaign, and we would like to address this issue. As already stated, we live locally and used to drop in to the Vigil on the Hill and those other campers on Rath Lugh quite frequently during the Summer. But then we noticed that campaigners removed beech saplings from Rath Lugh for fire wood. We simply can't understand, and it's even harder to explain to our two kids, why environmentalists are chopping down trees when there is so much dead wood for the fire on the ground? We are happy that people are campaigning on the ground, but please do not cut those beautiful trees.

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